A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Inarajan Village in Guam. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/10/17 / 2017-10-23 22:00:44 / October 23, 2017 @ 10:00 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000az6e. Unique identifier: us1000az6e. Exact location, longitude 144.8251° East, latitude 12.534° North, depth = 12.85 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.85 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 08:00:44 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Talofofo Village (c. 3 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Umatac Village (c. 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Rita Village, Talofofo Village, Umatac Village (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 82 km S of Inarajan Village, Guam.
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