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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 36 km W of Merizo Village, Guam

Earthquake location 13.2179S, 144.3369WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. Exact location of earthquake, 144.3369° East, 13.2179° North, depth 137.6 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:41:46 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.6 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us600089ib. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089ib. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 21:41:46 / February 26, 2020 @ 9:41 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Barrigada Village (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km W of Merizo Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.3369° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km W 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 2020-02-26 21:41:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-20 23:39:32 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 271 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 0.635 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us600089ib Id of event.
Event Code 600089ib An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600089ib, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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