A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from JP Tinian Town pre-WW2 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 earthquake, longitude 145.9768 East, latitude 14.605 North, depth = 101.48 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101.48 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 16:47:31 / April 15, 2020 @ 4:47 pm. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:47:31 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us700091su. Ids that are associated to the event: us700091su.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saipan, San Jose Village. The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km SE of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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