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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Merizo Village in Guam

Earthquake location 12.762S, 143.9938WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.35 km (21 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:19:52 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 33.35 km, 143.9938° East, 12.762° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 22:19:52 / April 24, 2017 @ 10:19 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008kds. Id of event: us10008kds.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Umatac Village (c. 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Rita Village, Agat Village, Inarajan Village (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 92 km SW of Merizo Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.9938° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.762° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 92km 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 2017-04-24 22:19:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-24 22:47:53 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 1.184 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us10008kds Id of event.
Event Code 10008kds An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008kds, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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