A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 183 km SW of Merizo Village, Guam (114 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 10:34:21 / May 17, 2016 @ 10:34 am. The temblor was reported at 20:34:21 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.5552° East, 12.0137° North. Event id: us10005hxj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005hxj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 183 km SW of Merizo Village, Guam.
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