A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 137 km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (85 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.35 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000bdcj. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bdcj. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:28:03 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/08/20 / 2020-08-06 20:28:03 / August 6, 2020 @ 8:28 pm. Exact location of event, depth 33.35 km, 147.0135° East, 15.427° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 137 km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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