A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Inarajan Village in Guam. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:56:27 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 65.48 km (41 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 145.1188° East, 12.7805° North, depth 65.48 km. Event id: us10008snf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17136050, us10008snf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 03:56:27 / May 16, 2017 @ 3:56 am.
Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piti Village, Asan-Maina Village, Yigo Village (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 67 km SE of Inarajan Village, Guam.
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