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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Inarajan Village in Guam



Earthquake location 11.5522S, 145.1945WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 196 km SSE of Inarajan Village, Guam (122 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.64 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 145.1945° East, latitude 11.5522° North, depth = 19.64 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:00:58 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 23:00:58 / May 14, 2017 @ 11:00 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008whb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008whb.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 196 km SSE of Inarajan Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.1945° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 11.5522° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 196km SSE of Inarajan 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 2017-05-14 23:00:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-03 04:27:06 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 271 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 2.049 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10008whb Id of event.
Event Code 10008whb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008whb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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