A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. The temblor was detected at 08:27:17 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 22:27:17 / May 1, 2020 @ 10:27 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102.35 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 145.2109° East, latitude 14.3937° North, depth = 102.35 km. Event id: usd000cj17. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usd000cj17.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jose Village (min 5000 pop).
Each 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km N of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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