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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 54 km S of Merizo Village, Guam



Earthquake location 12.7804S, 144.6039WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:46:21 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000azqk. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000azqk. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/11/17 / 2017-11-01 08:46:21 / November 1, 2017 @ 8:46 am. Exact location of earthquake, 144.6039° East, 12.7804° North, depth 75.99 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 75.99 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop).

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. 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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 54 km S of Merizo Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.6039° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7804° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km S of Merizo 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 2017-11-01 08:46:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-01 09:10:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 388 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 0.844 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us1000azqk Id of event.
Event Code 1000azqk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000azqk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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