A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Yigo Village in Guam on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 101.86 km (63 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aa0m. Id of event: us2000aa0m. Exact location of event, longitude 144.9572 East, latitude 13.6571 North, depth = 101.86 km. Global time and date of event 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 14:48:24 / August 20, 2017 @ 2:48 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:48:24 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Merizo Village, Umatac Village, Inarajan Village (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NNE of Yigo Village, Guam.
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