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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Saipan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 17.6988S, 146.6541WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 291 km NNE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (181 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.31 km (31 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:54:17 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000bpsh. Event ids that are associated: us7000bpsh. Global time and date of event 14/09/20 / 2020-09-14 04:54:17 / September 14, 2020 @ 4:54 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 146.6541° East, latitude 17.6988° North, depth = 50.31 km.

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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 291 km NNE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.6541° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.6988° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 291 km NNE 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 2020-09-14 04:54:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-21 22:36:20 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 312 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 2.581 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us7000bpsh Id of event.
Event Code 7000bpsh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bpsh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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