A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Agat Village in Guam. The temblor was reported at 22:27:11 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/18 / 2018-07-18 12:27:11 / July 18, 2018 @ 12:27 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g7x7. Id of event: us2000g7x7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.07 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 144.4057° East, latitude 13.3434° North, depth = 100.07 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Barrigada Village. The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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