A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 253 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (157 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:30:35 / 12:30 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 147.1353° East, 17.0771° North. Global time and date of event 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 00:30:35 / August 21, 2020 @ 12:30 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bi2f. Unique identifier: us6000bi2f.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 253 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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