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Moderate earthquake 5.9 mag, 266 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 17.066S, 147.343WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.343° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.066° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 266 km NE of Saipan, 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 2020-08-03 08:31:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-03 08:42:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 536 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 26 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154.799987616 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20216000 Id of event.
Event Code 20216000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20216000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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