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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Merizo Village in Guam



Earthquake location 12.4949S, 144.1771WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 100 km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam (62 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 09:08:03 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 144.1771° East, latitude 12.4949° North, depth = 52.59 km. Unique identifier: us10003ntv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003ntv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 23:08:03 / October 6, 2015 @ 11:08 pm. 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 52.59 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 100 km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.1771° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4949° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100km SSW 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 2015-10-06 23:08:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 05:23:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 312 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 1.279 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us10003ntv Id of event.
Event Code 10003ntv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ntv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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