A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Saipan in Northern Mariana Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 18:25:51 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.67 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000d09r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d09r. 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: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 18:25:51 / January 5, 2021 @ 6:25 pm. Exact location, longitude 146.0973° East, latitude 15.2705° North, depth = 56.67 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jose Village, Saipan. Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop). Close country/countries, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 37 km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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