Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 70 km east of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021 8:09 am (GMT +10) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 70 km east of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, on Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021 8:09 am (GMT +10)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 86 km depth

5 Apr 22:33 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 24 minutes.
Update Mon, 5 Apr 2021, 22:39
Moderate 4.6 quake hits near Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
4.6 quake 6 Apr 8:09 am (GMT +10)
4.6 quake 6 Apr 8:09 am (GMT +10)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.6 quake in Northern Mariana Islands near Saipan, 30 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Tuesday 6 April 2021 at 8:09 am local time at an intermediate depth of 86 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Saipan (pop. 48,200) located 70 km from the epicenter, and San Jose (pop. 15,000) 84 km away.
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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 5 Apr 2021 22:09:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021 8:09 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 86.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.08°N / 146.39°E (North Pacific Ocean, Northern Mariana Islands)
Nearest volcano: Ruby (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) ESE of Saipan (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) E of San Jose (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) NE of Dededo Village (Guam) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) NE of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (Guam) (pop: 19,700) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) NE of Mangilao Village (Guam) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NE of Hagåtña (Guam) (pop: 1,050) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) NE of Talofofo Village (Guam) (pop: 3,220) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) NE of Agat Village (Guam) (pop: 5,660) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) NE of Merizo Village (Guam) (pop: 2,150) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) SSE of Alamagan Village (pop: 15) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) E of San Jose Island (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.2°C (83 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 3 m/s (5 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
4.686 kmSAIPAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS, Northern Mariana IslandsEMSC
4.686 km69 Km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS

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