A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 km ESE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 12:19:47 / January 31, 2020 @ 12:19 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.93 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 115.93 km, 145.8235° East, 18.0971° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60007l9y. Event ids that are associated: us60007l9y. The temblor was reported at 22:19:47 / 10:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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