5.1 Magnitude Strikes Near Mariana Islands

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 171 km E of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (106 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:32:15 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.61 km (30 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 23:32:15 / July 20, 2017 @ 11:32 pm. Exact location, longitude 147.364° East, latitude 17.8482° North, depth = 47.61 km. Unique identifier: us20009ypv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009ypv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/07/21/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-171-km-e-of-pagan-northern-mariana-islands/

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