A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Inarajan Village in Guam on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 22:21:32 / February 24, 2017 @ 10:21 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:21:32 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 144.9959° East, latitude 12.8754° North, depth = 63.77 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 63.77 km (40 miles). Event id: us100086t3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086t3.
The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Piti Village. Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km SSE of Inarajan Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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