A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from San Jose Village in Northern Mariana Islands on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.1077° East, 14.362° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 01:37:17 / February 20, 2021 @ 1:37 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000ddjx. Event ids that are associated: us7000ddjx. The temblor was picked up at 01:37:17 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (63 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saipan, San Jose Village (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 85 km SE of San Jose Village, Northern Mariana Islands.
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