A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 268 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (167 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008eay. Unique identifier: us70008eay. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 01:30:39 / March 23, 2020 @ 1:30 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 144.2337 East, latitude 22.8814 North, depth = 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:30:39 / 11:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 268 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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