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Significant magnitude 5.4 quake hits 162 km south of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands in the morning

Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 00:20
5.4 quake 24 Nov 10:00 am (GMT +10)
5.4 quake 24 Nov 10:00 am (GMT +10)
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake near Carolinas Heights was reported only 9 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 84 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 10.00 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Carolinas Heights (pop. 300) located 135 km from the epicenter, San Jose Village (pop. 15,000) 136 km away, and Saipan (pop. 48,200) 162 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Tue, 24 Nov 00:00 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 84.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.76°N / 145.81°E
Primary data source: GFZ

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