A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 210 km NNE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (130 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 06:40:42 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 145.34° East, latitude 22.3911° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us70008h0g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008h0g. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 20:40:42 / March 20, 2020 @ 8:40 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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