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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Agat Village in Guam



Earthquake location 13.6459S, 144.0861WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Agat Village in Guam. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.87 km (81 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 22:47:46 / February 12, 2016 @ 10:47 pm. Id of earthquake: us200050lh. Event ids that are associated: us200050lh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.0861 East, latitude 13.6459 North, depth = 129.87 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:47:46 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yigo Village, Inarajan Village, Dededo Village (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 68 km WNW of Agat Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.0861° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6459° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km WNW of Agat 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 2016-02-12 22:47:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-28 00:07:20 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 271 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 0.762 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us200050lh Id of event.
Event Code 200050lh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050lh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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