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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Dededo Village in Guam

Earthquake location 14.0177S, 144.6WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Dededo Village in Guam on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 190.3 km (118 miles). Unique identifier: us6000b5u8. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b5u8. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 04:23:37 / July 29, 2020 @ 4:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 144.6° East, latitude 14.0177° North, depth = 190.3 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:23:37 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Inarajan Village, Merizo Village, Umatac Village (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 61 km NNW of Dededo Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.6° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0177° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 190.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61 km NNW of Dededo 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 2020-07-29 04:23:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-29 04:41:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 327 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 0.499 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us6000b5u8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b5u8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b5u8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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