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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Merizo Village in Guam

Earthquake location 13.0191S, 143.9964WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:22:54 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 57.38 km, 143.9964° East, 13.0191° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/07/15 / 2015-07-15 07:22:54 / July 15, 2015 @ 7:22 am. Event id: us20002xki. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002xki. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.38 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village, Mangilao Village, Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yona Village (c. 6 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 77 km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.9964° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0191° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-15 07:22:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-15 08:33:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.02 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20002xki Id of event.
Event Code 20002xki An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002xki, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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