A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 140.34 km (87 miles). Id of earthquake: us70008gee. Event ids that are associated: us70008gee. Exact location of event, longitude 145.1388 East, latitude 13.8891 North, depth = 140.34 km. Global time and date of event 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 21:36:15 / March 22, 2020 @ 9:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:36:15 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Merizo Village, Umatac Village, Inarajan Village. Event epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 30 km SSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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