A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 244 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (152 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:13:18 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.029 East, latitude 17.0498 North, depth = 49.74 km. Event id: us7000bdrc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bdrc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.74 km (31 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 01:13:18 / August 21, 2020 @ 1:13 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 244 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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