A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. Exact location of earthquake, 145.5287° East, 14.0546° North, depth 112.96 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 02:15:35 / February 25, 2020 @ 2:15 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007w8k. Unique identifier: us70007w8k. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 112.96 km (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:15:35 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dededo Village, Yigo Village (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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