Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Philippines Sea, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 10:25 pm (GMT +10) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Philippines Sea, Northern Mariana Islands, on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 10:25 pm (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 350 km depth

16 Jan 12:53 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 28 minutes.
16 Jan 13:36: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 351.0 to 352.0 km (from 218 to 219 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards E.
16 Jan 16:28: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 352.0 to 350.0 km (from 219 to 217 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.3 km (3.3 mi) towards W.
Update Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 12:57
Light magnitude 4.6 quake hits 73 km northwest of Pagan Village, Northern Mariana Islands late at night
4.6 quake 16 Jan 10:25 pm (GMT +10)
4.6 quake 16 Jan 10:25 pm (GMT +10)
Just 31 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Pagan Village, Pagan Island, Northern Islands, Northern Mariana Islands. The tremor was recorded late at night on Saturday 16 January 2021 at 10:25 pm local time, at a great depth of 351 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Pagan Village (pop. 50, 73 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 16 Jan 2021 12:25:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 10:25 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 350.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.64°N / 145.3°E (Philippines Sea, Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Agrigan (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) WSW of Agrihan Village (pop: 20) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NW of Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NNW of Alamagan Village (pop: 15) --> See nearby quakes!
384 km (239 mi) N of Saipan (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.1°C (81 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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 4.6350 kmPAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS, Northern Mariana IslandsEMSC
M 4.6345 kmPagan Region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
M 4.5386 kmMariana Islands, Northern Mariana IslandsGFZ

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