A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 69 km ENE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (43 miles) on Saturday. Unique identifier: us700071qk. Ids that are associated to the event: us700071qk. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 93.51 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:27:43 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 146.3573 East, latitude 18.3953 North, depth = 93.51 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/20 / 2020-01-04 01:27:43 / January 4, 2020 @ 1:27 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 69 km ENE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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