A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 113.55 km, 145.1219° East, 13.8183° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.55 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008wmz. Id of event: us70008wmz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/20 / 2020-04-07 23:37:32 / April 7, 2020 @ 11:37 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:37:32 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Merizo Village, Umatac Village, Inarajan Village (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 38 km SSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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