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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Merizo Village in Guam



Earthquake location 13.0671S, 143.7091WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 106 kilometers (66 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.7091 East, latitude 13.0671 North, depth = 128.63 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 128.63 km (80 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 00:24:33 / November 15, 2017 @ 12:24 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000bnmq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17319000, us2000bnmq. The temblor was picked up at 10:24:33 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 110 km (68 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Talofofo Village (c. 3 200 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Asan-Maina Village (c. 2 100 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Piti Village (c. 1 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Umatac Village (c. 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talofofo Village, Asan-Maina Village, Piti Village. Close 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 five and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 106 km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.7091° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.0671° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km WSW 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 2017-11-15 00:24:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-15 00:52:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 39 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.7 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 532 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 ,pt,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 1.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bnmq Id of event.
Event Code 2000bnmq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17319000,us2000bnmq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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