A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 02:13:57 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/08/19 / 2019-08-06 16:13:57 / August 6, 2019 @ 4:13 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.6127 East, latitude 13.093 North, depth = 48.76 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.76 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us600054zg. Unique identifier: us600054zg.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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