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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Rota region, Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 14.1773S, 145.1514WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, Rota region, Northern Mariana Islands kilometers (0 miles) from Rota region, 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 event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/21 / 2021-01-29 22:33:49 / January 29, 2021 @ 10:33 pm. The temblor was picked up at 22:33:49 / 10:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000dd3m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dd3m. Exact location of event, depth 107.58 km, 145.1514° East, 14.1773° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.58 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yona Village, Piti Village, Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: Rota region, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.1514° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1773° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Rota region, 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 2021-01-29 22:33:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-29 23:28:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 326 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 0.645 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us6000dd3m Id of event.
Event Code 6000dd3m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dd3m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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