A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 266 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (165 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20216000. Unique identifier: pt20216000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.1 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:31:14 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.343 East, latitude 17.066 North, depth = 39.1 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 08:31:14 / August 3, 2020 @ 8:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 266 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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