A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Asan-Maina Village in Guam on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135.77 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:10:57 / 11:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.623 East, latitude 13.8678 North, depth = 135.77 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 01:10:57 / March 17, 2019 @ 1:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jlpw. Id of event: us1000jlpw.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 54 km (33 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).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km NNW of Asan-Maina Village, Guam. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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