A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Asan-Maina Village in Guam on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/19 / 2019-02-23 20:54:03 / February 23, 2019 @ 8:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.53 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.5586 East, latitude 13.7952 North, depth = 147.53 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:54:03 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000jawg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jawg.
The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inarajan Village, Merizo Village, Umatac Village (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 39 km NNW of Asan-Maina Village, Guam.
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