A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Saipan in Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 08:02:02 / January 17, 2021 @ 8:02 am. The temblor was detected at 08:02:02 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.0694 East, latitude 15.8087 North, depth = 85.7 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3fb. Id of event: us7000d3fb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.7 km (53 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saipan (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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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