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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 20 km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam

Earthquake location 13.093S, 144.6127WA 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.6127° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-06 16:13:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-14 18:13:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.552 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us600054zg Id of event.
Event Code 600054zg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600054zg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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