5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 17.0154S, 145.7855W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 73 km N of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (45 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 209.23 km (130 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000hheu. Event ids that are associated: us2000hheu. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:55:33 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 145.7855° East, latitude 17.0154° North, depth = 209.23 km. Global time and date of event 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 04:55:33 / September 20, 2018 @ 4:55 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/20/moderate-earthquake-m5-4-quake-has-struck-near-anatahan-in-northern-mariana-islands/

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