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Strong earthquake 6 mag, 96 km ENE of Yigo Village, Guam

Earthquake location 13.979S, 145.662WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Yigo Village in Guam. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 17:50:25 / June 23, 2020 @ 5:50 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20175002. Unique identifier: pt20175002. Exact location, longitude 145.662° East, latitude 13.979° North, depth = 64.2 km. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:50:25 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 64.2 km (40 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 103 km (64 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop), Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Talofofo Village, Piti Village, Asan-Maina Village (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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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: 96 km ENE of Yigo Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.662° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.979° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96 km ENE 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 2020-06-23 17:50:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-23 18:02:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 557 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20175002 Id of event.
Event Code 20175002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20175002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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