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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Merizo Village in Guam

Earthquake location 12.7382S, 144.3167WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 04:47:12 / January 1, 2016 @ 4:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 31.69 km (20 miles). Exact location, longitude 144.3167° East, latitude 12.7382° North, depth = 31.69 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004bew. Unique identifier: us10004bew. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:47:12 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yona Village (c. 6 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Agana Heights Village (c. 3 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village, Mangilao Village, Hagåtña (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 69 km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.3167° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7382° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km 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 2016-01-01 04:47:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-05 03:45:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 313 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 1.002 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us10004bew Id of event.
Event Code 10004bew An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bew, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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