A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 24 km S of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (15 miles) on Thursday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:17:59 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 23:17:59 / February 5, 2020 @ 11:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 199 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 145.7093 East, latitude 18.5451 North, depth = 199 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007jjq. Unique identifier: us70007jjq.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 24 km S of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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