A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Piti Village in Guam on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:17:08 / 7:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 144.6131 East, latitude 13.5448 North, depth = 124.19 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.19 km (77 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 09:17:08 / September 20, 2017 @ 9:17 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000awnd. Unique identifier: us2000awnd.
Epicenter of the event was 25 km (15 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inarajan Village, Merizo Village, Yigo Village. Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 12 km NW of Piti Village, Guam.
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