A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.48 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:56:23 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 144.6598° East, 12.7246° North, depth 11.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60004v4n. Event ids that are associated: us60004v4n. Global time and date of event 24/07/19 / 2019-07-24 12:56:23 / July 24, 2019 @ 12:56 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 59 km S of Merizo Village, Guam.
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