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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Merizo Village in Guam

Earthquake location 12.463S, 144.4258WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 15:54:56 / February 19, 2020 @ 3:54 pm. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:54:56 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70007t2i. Event ids that are associated: us70007t2i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 144.4258° East, 12.463° North, depth 10 km.

Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Talofofo Village (c. 3 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Umatac Village (c. 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Rita Village, Agat Village, Talofofo Village.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 one and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 92 km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.4258° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.463° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 92km 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 2020-02-19 15:54:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-19 16:12:09 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 416 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 1.199 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us70007t2i Id of event.
Event Code 70007t2i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007t2i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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