A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 228 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (142 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000cpvd. Event ids that are associated: us7000cpvd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 23:35:32 / December 7, 2020 @ 11:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.9667 East, latitude 16.9069 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:35:32 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter).
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. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 228 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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