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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Inarajan Village in Guam

Earthquake location 12.7397S, 145.2649WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Inarajan Village in Guam. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 00:49:06 / May 18, 2018 @ 12:49 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.13 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 10:49:06 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 43.13 km, 145.2649° East, 12.7397° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000eahd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000eahd.

Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yona Village (c. 6 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Talofofo Village (c. 3 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Umatac Village (c. 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mangilao Village, Yona Village, Umatac Village.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 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: 81 km SE of Inarajan Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.2649° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.7397° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km SE of Inarajan 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 2018-05-18 00:49:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-05 02:28:49 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 298 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 0.928 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us1000eahd Id of event.
Event Code 1000eahd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000eahd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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