A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.11 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005fmn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005fmn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 17:34:17 / April 5, 2016 @ 5:34 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 144.3453 East, latitude 12.9039 North, depth = 54.11 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:34:17 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 53 km SW of Merizo Village, Guam.
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