Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 255 km northeast of Saipan, Capitol Hill, Northern Mariana Islands, on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 00:30 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 255 km northeast of Saipan, Capitol Hill, Northern Mariana Islands, on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 00:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Aug 01:01 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 minutes.
Date & time: Aug 21, 2020 00:30:35 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.0771°N / 147.1353°E (North Pacific Ocean, Northern Mariana Islands)
Antipode: 17.077°S / 32.865°W
Nearest volcano: Zealandia Bank (138 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
152 km (94 mi) ESE of Alamagan Village (pop: 15) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) SE of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) SE of Agrihan Village (pop: 20) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) NE of Saipan (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) NE of San Jose Village (San Jose) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) NNE of Yigo Village (Guam) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (290 mi) NNE of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (294 mi) NNE of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (Guam) (pop: 19,700) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) NNE of San Ignacio de Agana * (Guam) (pop: 1,050) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (159 mi) NE of Saipan Island (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NE of Tinian Island (pop: 3,140) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.810 km253 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
4.810 kmMariana Islands Region (Northern Mariana Islands)EMSC
4.710 kmMariana Islands Region (Northern Mariana Islands)GFZ
5.0236 kmMariana Islands Region (Northern Mariana Islands)BMKG

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