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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 10 km W of Merizo Village, Guam

Earthquake location 13.2621S, 144.5761WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. Exact location of event, longitude 144.5761 East, latitude 13.2621 North, depth = 89.71 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:51:07 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89.71 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000315z. Unique identifier: us2000315z. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/07/15 / 2015-07-29 03:51:07 / July 29, 2015 @ 3:51 am.

Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 10 km W of Merizo Village, Guam.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.5761° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2621° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km W 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 2015-07-29 03:51:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-29 04:11:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.7 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 374 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 0.432 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us2000315z Id of event.
Event Code 2000315z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000315z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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