A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 17 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (11 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/20 / 2020-04-02 20:09:05 / April 2, 2020 @ 8:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 126.26 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.7916 East, latitude 20.6572 North, depth = 126.26 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:09:05 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008ly5. Unique identifier: us70008ly5.
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. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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