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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Merizo Village in Guam



Earthquake location 12.3844S, 143.5958WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 151 km SW of Merizo Village, Guam (94 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 14:49:44 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 04:49:44 / April 1, 2016 @ 4:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 143.5958 East, latitude 12.3844 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005g29. Unique identifier: us20005g29. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 151 km SW of Merizo Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.5958° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.3844° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 151km SW 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 2016-04-01 04:49:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-27 23:56:15 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 298 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 1.724 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 121 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 us20005g29 Id of event.
Event Code 20005g29 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005g29, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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