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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 38 km ENE of Colonia, Micronesia

Earthquake location 9.6853S, 138.4323WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Colonia in Micronesia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/06/20 / 2020-06-21 09:58:29 / June 21, 2020 @ 9:58 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 138.4323° East, latitude 9.6853° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000afv1. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000afv1. The temblor was reported at 09:58:29 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Micronesia (c. 108 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Colonia (c. 7 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Colonia (min 5000 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km ENE of Colonia, Micronesia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.4323° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.6853° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km ENE of Colonia, Micronesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-21 09:58:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-21 10:16:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 4.747 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 7.402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us6000afv1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000afv1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000afv1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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