A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:16:46 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 177.21 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 09:16:46 / November 17, 2018 @ 9:16 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000hvvf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hvvf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.9991 East, latitude 13.019 North, depth = 177.21 km.
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Talofofo Village (c. 3 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Asan-Maina Village (c. 2 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Asan-Maina Village, Talofofo Village, Piti Village (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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