A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Yigo Village in Guam. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 75.8 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:43:23 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.1568 East, latitude 13.2665 North, depth = 75.8 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: 03/06/18 / 2018-06-03 12:43:23 / June 3, 2018 @ 12:43 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ehvi. Id of event: us1000ehvi.
Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Agat Village, Piti Village, Santa Rita Village (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 41 km SE of Yigo Village, Guam.
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