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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Merizo Village in Guam



Earthquake location 12.7375S, 143.3344WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 156 km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam (97 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 05:33:17 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005j0b. Event ids that are associated: us10005j0b. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 19:33:17 / May 20, 2016 @ 7:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 143.3344 East, latitude 12.7375 North, depth = 88.19 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 88.19 km (55 miles).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 156 km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.3344° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7375° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 156km WSW 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 2016-05-20 19:33:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-20 21:29:14 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 326 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 1.717 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us10005j0b Id of event.
Event Code 10005j0b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j0b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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