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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Rota in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 13.7793S, 145.3636WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009j5h. Id of event: us70009j5h. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.51 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.3636 East, latitude 13.7793 North, depth = 104.51 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:20:47 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 07:20:47 / May 16, 2020 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Merizo Village, Umatac Village, Agat Village (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop).

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 fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km SSE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3636° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7793° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SSE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-16 07:20:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-17 21:58:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.517 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70009j5h Id of event.
Event Code 70009j5h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009j5h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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