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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Merizo Village in Guam

Earthquake location 13.024S, 143.277WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 153 km W of Merizo Village, Guam (95 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:24:31 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.5 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: pt17319000. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17319000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.277 East, latitude 13.024 North, depth = 50.5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 00:24:31 / November 15, 2017 @ 12:24 am.

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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 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: 153 km W of Merizo Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.277° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.024° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 153km W 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 00:24:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-15 00:39:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 554 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140.399988768 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt17319000 Id of event.
Event Code 17319000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17319000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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