Mag. 4.7 earthquake - MAUG ISLANDS REG, N. MARIANA IS., on Saturday, 24 December 2016 at 10:10 (GMT)

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 5.1 quake Mariana Islands 24 December 11:30 UTC, which followed after 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - MAUG ISLANDS REG, N. MARIANA IS., on Saturday, 24 December 2016 at 10:10 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 40 km depth

24 Dec 10:48 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 38 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Dec 2016 10:10:15 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.71°N / 144.81°E (Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Farallon de Pajaros (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
304 km (189 mi) NNW of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
620 km (385 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200)
644 km (400 mi) N of San Jose (pop: 15,000)
729 km (453 mi) N of Dugi Village
800 km (497 mi) N of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900)
808 km (502 mi) N of Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
815 km (506 mi) N of Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
827 km (514 mi) N of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.740 km MAUG ISLANDS REG, N. MARIANA IS.EMSC
M 4.746 km- 23km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
M 4.810 kmMariana IslandsGFZ

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Mag. 4.7 earthquake - MAUG ISLANDS REG, N. MARIANA IS., on Saturday, 24 December 2016 at 10:10 (GMT)
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