A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 299 km NNE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (186 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.5746 East, latitude 17.7978 North, depth = 122.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 122.32 km (76 miles). Event id: us6000d7gd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d7gd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 13:56:53 / December 31, 2020 @ 1:56 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:56:53 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter).
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-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 299 km NNE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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