A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 143.9422 East, latitude 12.8368 North, depth = 92.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.75 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:36:55 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 00:36:55 / October 20, 2015 @ 12:36 am. Id of earthquake: us10003ptl. Event ids that are associated: us10003ptl.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hagåtña, Sinajana Village, Agana Heights Village (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Yona Village (c. 6 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Agana Heights Village (c. 3 900 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Talofofo Village (c. 3 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Sinajana Village (c. 2 900 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 92 km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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