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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 203 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 17.0214S, 145.4309WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 203 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (126 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:15:20 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.4309 East, latitude 17.0214 North, depth = 313.74 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 313.74 km (195 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 18:15:20 / August 24, 2020 @ 6:15 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bc60. Id of event: us7000bc60.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 203 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.4309° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.0214° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 313.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 203 km N 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 2020-08-24 18:15:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-28 21:50:26 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 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.803 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bc60 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bc60 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bc60, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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