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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 82 km ESE of Inarajan Mayor’s Office, Guam



Earthquake location 13.0597S, 145.4861WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Inarajan Mayor’s Office in Guam on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 18:03:43 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 08:03:43 / August 30, 2017 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 145.4861 East, latitude 13.0597 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000ad3j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ad3j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piti Village, Agat Village, Santa Rita Village (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km ESE of Inarajan Mayor’s Office, 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 145.4861° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0597° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km ESE of Inarajan Mayor's Office, Guam Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-30 08:03:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-30 08:31:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 416 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 14.064 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us2000ad3j Id of event.
Event Code 2000ad3j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ad3j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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