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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 89 km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam

Earthquake location 12.5776S, 144.2339WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam on Tuesday. Event id: us70009q8z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009q8z. The temblor was detected at 09:22:27 / 9:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/05/20 / 2020-05-25 23:22:27 / May 25, 2020 @ 11:22 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.78 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 144.2339° East, latitude 12.5776° North, depth = 20.78 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piti Village, Yona Village, Talofofo Village (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Yona Village (c. 6 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Talofofo Village (c. 3 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Piti Village (c. 1 700 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 89 km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.2339° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.5776° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km 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 2020-05-25 23:22:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-25 23:39:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 449 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 1.18 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70009q8z Id of event.
Event Code 70009q8z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009q8z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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