A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 291 km ENE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (181 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 148.2203° East, 16.3247° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000djbk. Event ids that are associated: us6000djbk. The temblor was reported at 20:06:39 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 20:06:39 / February 12, 2021 @ 8:06 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 291 km ENE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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