A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, Maug Islands region, Northern Mariana Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.2774 East, latitude 19.4406 North, depth = 127.66 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:02:10 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000biaz. Unique identifier: us6000biaz. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 04:02:10 / August 16, 2020 @ 4:02 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 127.66 km (79 miles).
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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: Maug Islands region, Northern Mariana Islands.
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