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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Yigo Village in Guam



Earthquake location 13.6289S, 144.9697WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Yigo Village in Guam. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.09 km (78 miles). Unique identifier: us10008qyt. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17129003, us10008qyt. Exact location of earthquake, 144.9697° East, 13.6289° North, depth 125.09 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:52:13 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 19:52:13 / May 9, 2017 @ 7:52 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Merizo Village, Umatac Village, Inarajan Village.

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 13 km NE of Yigo Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.9697° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6289° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 125.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NE 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 2017-05-09 19:52:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-09 20:09:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 22 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 425 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 ,pt,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 0.106 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us10008qyt Id of event.
Event Code 10008qyt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17129003,us10008qyt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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