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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Saipan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 16.1894S, 145.3933WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 114 km NNW of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (71 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude 145.3933° East, latitude 16.1894° North, depth = 245.14 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:20:15 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/11/20 / 2020-11-03 15:20:15 / November 3, 2020 @ 3:20 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 245.14 km (152 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c9sv. Unique identifier: us7000c9sv.

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 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: 114 km NNW of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3933° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.1894° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 245.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 114 km NNW of Saipan, 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 2020-11-03 15:20:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-03 16:33:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 1.017 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us7000c9sv Id of event.
Event Code 7000c9sv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c9sv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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