A 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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