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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Yigo Village in Guam

Earthquake location 13.8873S, 144.8911WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Yigo Village in Guam. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 158.35 km, 144.8911° East, 13.8873° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.35 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:44:17 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 17:44:17 / March 17, 2020 @ 5:44 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008gy9. Id of event: us70008gy9.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Merizo Village, Umatac Village, Inarajan Village (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (26 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 38 km N of Yigo Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.8911° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8873° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km N of Yigo 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 2020-03-17 17:44:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-08 22:04:30 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 0.297 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us70008gy9 Id of event.
Event Code 70008gy9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008gy9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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