A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Asan-Maina Village in Guam. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:56:42 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 141.76 km (88 miles). Event id: us2000istl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000istl. Exact location, longitude 144.5411° East, latitude 13.9755° North, depth = 141.76 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 18:56:42 / December 5, 2018 @ 6:56 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inarajan Village, Merizo Village, Umatac Village (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 58 km NNW of Asan-Maina Village, Guam.
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