Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Dededo Village in Guam

Earthquake location 13.957S, 144.666WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Dededo Village in Guam. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/20 / 2020-01-04 02:14:14 / January 4, 2020 @ 2:14 am. Exact location of earthquake, 144.666° East, 13.957° North, depth 175.01 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:14:14 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 175.01 km (109 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700071py. Id of event: us700071py. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Merizo Village, Inarajan Village, Umatac Village. Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Did you feel the quake?

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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km NNW of Dededo Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.666° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.957° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 175.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km NNW of Dededo 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 2020-01-04 02:14:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-18 04:36:36 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 298 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 0.415 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us700071py Id of event.
Event Code 700071py An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700071py, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply