A 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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