A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Agat Village in Guam. Exact location of earthquake, 144.4632° East, 13.4433° North, depth 120.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 18:25:23 / August 12, 2020 @ 6:25 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bgkc. Id of event: us6000bgkc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.82 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:25:23 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Mangilao Village (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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