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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Yigo Village in Guam



Earthquake location 13.259S, 145.997WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 123 km ESE of Yigo Village, Guam (76 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/12/16 / 2016-12-30 21:08:32 / December 30, 2016 @ 9:08 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 145.997 East, latitude 13.259 North, depth = 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:08:32 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007ntq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ntq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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: 123 km ESE of Yigo Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.997° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.259° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 123km ESE of Yigo 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 2016-12-30 21:08:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-30 21:26:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 385 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 1.146 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us10007ntq Id of event.
Event Code 10007ntq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ntq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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