A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Asan-Maina Village in Guam on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 18:09:37 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 08:09:37 / February 23, 2020 @ 8:09 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 141.63 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us600085y2. Event ids that are associated: us600085y2. Exact location of event, longitude 144.5119 East, latitude 13.7806 North, depth = 141.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Inarajan Village, Merizo Village, Umatac Village. Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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