A 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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