Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 167 km south of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 10:00 am (GMT +10) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 167 km south of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 10:00 am (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 81 km depth

24 Nov 00:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
24 Nov 00:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 84.0 to 80.0 km (from 52 to 50 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.9 km (4.9 mi) towards WSW.
24 Nov 07:54: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 80.0 to 81.0 km (from 50 to 50 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.3 km (5.8 mi) towards WSW.
Update Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 00:09
Significant magnitude 5.4 quake hits 162 km south of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands in the morning
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.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Nov 2020 00:00:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 10:00 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 81.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.71°N / 145.66°E (North Pacific Ocean, Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: NW Rota-1 (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) ENE of Yigo Village (Guam) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ENE of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (Guam) (pop: 19,700) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) ENE of Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) ENE of Santa Rita (Guam) (pop: 7,500) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) S of San Jose (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) S of Saipan (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) S of Alamagan Village (pop: 15) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SE of Rota Island (pop: 2,530) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) S of Saipan Island (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.1°C (84 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.181 kmMariana Islands, Northern Mariana IslandsGFZ
M 5.380 kmGUAM REGION, Northern Mariana IslandsEMSC
M 5.281 kmMariana Islands, Northern Mariana IslandsGeoAu
M 5.447 kmGuam Region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS

User reports for this quake (23)

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Maite Guam 96910 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / very short : One jolt with a slight wave motion. | 3 users found this interesting.
Harmon, Guam (101.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Felt like I am on a boat and it's rocking under my feet | 2 users found this interesting.
Asleep in Agat, GU (114.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s : This quake lasted for longer than usual and it woke me. | One user found this interesting.
97 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Bed was shaking side to side. Got weaker and felt like the building was sighting moving. | One user found this interesting.
Barrigada / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : The cats and my son felt it. I heard the sound. | One user found this interesting.
86.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
104.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dededo (88.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
95.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : shaking my chair in the office plus ceiling for 2-3 sec
Yona, Guam (105.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tumon, Guam (94.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tamuning, GUAM (98 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
102.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tumon, Guam (94.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
114 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Tamuning (94.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Santa Rita, GU / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Tumon Guam / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : A couple of shakes but gone in seconds.
Santa Rita, Guam / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Back n forth shaking
Santa rita, guam / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Andersen AFB Guam / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling
Tamuning, Guam / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Talofofo / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 167 km south of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, 24 Nov 2020 10:00 am (GMT +10)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 167 km south of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 10:00 am (GMT +10)

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