Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.3 - 302 km N of Saipan, Xanthi, Northern Mariana Islands, martes, 20 oct. 2020 -

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.3 - 302 km N of Saipan, Xanthi, Northern Mariana Islands, martes, 20 oct. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 104 km depth

20 Oct 13:29 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
20 Oct 13:31: Ubicación del epicentro corregida 1.5 km (1 mi) al NO.
20 Oct 14:03: Magnitud recalculada de 5.4 a 5.3. Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 104.0 km (de 6.2 a 65 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 3.9 km (2.4 mi) al NO.
Update Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 13:32
Significant magnitude 5.4 quake hits 62 km N of Pagan Village, Northern Mariana Islands
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake was reported only 13 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) beneath the epicenter late at night on 20 October at 11.19 pm local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth could be revised within the next few minutes as the agency updates and refines its calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery also identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.4 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows etc.
Towns and cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Pagan Village (pop. 100) in 62 km (39 miles) distance with light shaking expected.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 20 Oct 2020 01:20:03 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 20 Oct 11:20 pm (GMT +10)
Magnitud: 5.3
Profundidad: 104.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17,89°N / 146,25°E (Islas Marianas del Norte)
Volcán mas cercano: Alamagan (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km al ESE de Pagan Village (Pagan Island) (pop: 50)
302 km al N de Saipan (Xanthi) (pop: 48,200)
332 km al N de San Jose Village (San Jose) (pop: 15,000)
428 km al NNE de Dugi Village
509 km al NNE de Dededo Village (Florence, Guam) (pop: 44,900)
519 km al NNE de Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (Guam) (pop: 6,820)
529 km al NNE de Santa Rita Village (Guam) (pop: 7,500)
538 km al NNE de Inarajan Village (Guam) (pop: 3,050)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from ESE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 5,6 x 1012 joules (1,56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [aprende más]
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.3104 kmMariana Islands, Northern Mariana IslandsGFZ
M 5.31 kmAlamagan Reg, N. Mariana Islands, Northern Mariana IslandsEMSC
M 5.3108 kmMariana Islands, Northern Mariana IslandsGeoAu
M 5.298 kmAlamagan Region, Northern Mariana IslandsUSGS
M 5.4120 kmMariana Islands, Northern Mariana IslandsBMKG
M 5.3110 km马里亚纳群岛, Northern Mariana IslandsCEIC

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the M 5.3 terremoto: 302 km north de Saipan, Xanthi, Islas Marianas del Norte Tue, 20 Oct 13h20

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.3 - 302 km N of Saipan, Xanthi, Northern Mariana Islands, martes, 20 oct. 2020

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