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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near San Jose Village in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 14.4491S, 145.6282WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from San Jose Village in Northern Mariana Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/10/20 / 2020-10-04 03:31:13 / October 4, 2020 @ 3:31 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.36 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000c6tt. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6tt. The temblor was picked up at 03:31:13 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.6282 East, latitude 14.4491 North, depth = 113.36 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saipan, San Jose Village.

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 three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 57 km S of San Jose Village, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.6282° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4491° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57 km S of San Jose Village, 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 2020-10-04 03:31:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-08 21:17:59 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 298 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 0.802 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us6000c6tt Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6tt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6tt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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