A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Agat Village in Guam on Thursday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:23:19 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.03 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 95.03 km, 144.6247° East, 13.4504° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/09/18 / 2018-09-13 02:23:19 / September 13, 2018 @ 2:23 am. Unique identifier: us2000hdt0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hdt0.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Inarajan Village.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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