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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Asan-Maina Village in Guam

Earthquake location 13.956S, 144.4198WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Asan-Maina Village in Guam on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 190.91 km (119 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:28:21 / 3:28 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60006t7j. Event ids that are associated: us60006t7j. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 05:28:21 / December 9, 2019 @ 5:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 144.4198° East, latitude 13.956° North, depth = 190.91 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inarajan Village, Merizo Village, Umatac Village (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 62 km NNW of Asan-Maina Village, Guam.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.4198° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.956° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 190.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km NNW of Asan-Maina 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 2019-12-09 05:28:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-03 13:01:42 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 284 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 1.84 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us60006t7j Id of event.
Event Code 60006t7j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006t7j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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