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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Merizo Village in Guam



Earthquake location 12.4454S, 143.7332WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 136 km SW of Merizo Village, Guam (85 miles). Event id: us2000bqzj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bqzj. Exact location of event, longitude 143.7332 East, latitude 12.4454 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 13:02:21 / November 18, 2017 @ 1:02 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:02:21 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter).

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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 136 km SW of Merizo Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.7332° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4454° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 136km SW 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 2017-11-18 13:02:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-18 13:49:22 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 400 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 1.586 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us2000bqzj Id of event.
Event Code 2000bqzj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bqzj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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