A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 279 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (173 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.4846 East, latitude 17.1092 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 18:44:31 / September 7, 2020 @ 6:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000bjdp. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bjdp. The temblor was detected at 18:44:31 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 279 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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