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

Earthquake location 14.1167S, 145.3282WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.94 km (78 miles). Event id: us10005cax. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cax. Exact location of event, longitude 145.3282 East, latitude 14.1167 North, depth = 124.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 22:52:03 / April 28, 2016 @ 10:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:52:03 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Asan-Maina Village, Chalan Pago-Ordot Village, Agana Heights 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3282° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1167° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ESE of Rota, 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 2016-04-28 22:52:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-28 23:17:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 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 329 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 0.688 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us10005cax Id of event.
Event Code 10005cax An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005cax, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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