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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Farallon de Pajaros in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 21.0656S, 144.9305WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 58 km N of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (36 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.03 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:50:58 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 03:50:58 / January 23, 2020 @ 3:50 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us60007dgf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007dgf. Exact location of earthquake, 144.9305° East, 21.0656° North, depth 97.03 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km N of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.9305° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.0656° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km N of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-23 03:50:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-23 04:13:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.85 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007dgf Id of event.
Event Code 60007dgf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007dgf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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