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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Mengellang in Palau

Earthquake location 7.8479S, 134.6804WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Mengellang in Palau on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 134.6804° East, 7.8479° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000agim. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000agim. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:59:47 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/06/20 / 2020-06-25 18:59:47 / June 25, 2020 @ 6:59 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Palau (c. 20 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Koror (c. 14 000 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Koror Town (c. 12 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ulimang (c. 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Mengellang (c. 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ngchesar Hamlet (c. 300 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Melekeok Village (c. 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Koror, Koror Town, Ngetkib (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NNE of Mengellang, Palau. This information 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 134.6804° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 7.8479° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km NNE of Mengellang, Palau Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-25 18:59:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-08 16:30:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 272 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 9.304 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us7000agim Id of event.
Event Code 7000agim An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000agim, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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