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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 107 km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 15.312S, 146.7469WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 107 km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (66 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c7l2. Id of event: us7000c7l2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:16:58 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/10/20 / 2020-10-25 10:16:58 / October 25, 2020 @ 10:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.7469 East, latitude 15.312 North, depth = 48.55 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.55 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 107 km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.7469° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.312° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 107 km E 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 2020-10-25 10:16:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-12 10:56:35 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 298 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 0.927 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us7000c7l2 Id of event.
Event Code 7000c7l2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c7l2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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