A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Inarajan Village in Guam on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.99 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 18:47:09 / May 17, 2018 @ 6:47 pm. Exact location of event, depth 36.99 km, 145.3398° East, 12.9933° North. The temblor was detected at 04:47:09 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000e7fv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e7fv.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 82 km (51 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), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piti Village, Asan-Maina Village, Agat Village (min 5000 pop).
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 thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 71 km ESE of Inarajan Village, Guam.
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