Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 196 km north of Saipan, Capitol Hill, Northern Mariana Islands, on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 18:15 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 196 km north of Saipan, Capitol Hill, Northern Mariana Islands, on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 18:15 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 296 km depth

24 Aug 18:35 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 20 minutes.
Aug 25 16:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 462.0 to 296.0 km.
Date & time: Aug 24, 2020 18:15:21 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 296.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.91°N / 145.28°E (Philippine Sea, Northern Mariana Islands)
Antipode: 16.91°S / 34.72°W
Nearest volcano: Zealandia Bank (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) SW of Alamagan Village (pop: 15) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) SSW of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (121 mi) NNW of Saipan (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) N of San Jose Village (San Jose) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) N of Yigo Village (Guam) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) N of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) N of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (Guam) (pop: 19,700) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) N of San Ignacio de Agana * (Guam) (pop: 1,050) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) N of Agat Village (Guam) (pop: 5,660) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) N of Talofofo Village (Guam) (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) NNW of Saipan Island (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) N of Tinian Island (pop: 3,140) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.9296 kmMariana Islands (Northern Mariana Islands)BMKG
4.6305 kmMariana Islands (Northern Mariana Islands)GFZ

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