A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 287 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (178 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us6000bjn0. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bjn0. Global time and date of event 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 08:19:24 / August 24, 2020 @ 8:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 147.8624° East, 16.8223° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:19:24 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 287 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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