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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Merizo Village in Guam

Earthquake location 12.6398S, 144.1192WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. Exact location of earthquake, 144.1192° East, 12.6398° North, depth 4.96 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.96 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/08/20 / 2020-08-14 21:33:37 / August 14, 2020 @ 9:33 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:33:37 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000bhnp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bhnp.

Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Umatac Village (c. 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Umatac Village, Merizo Village (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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 91 km SW of Merizo Village, Guam.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.1192° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.6398° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91 km SW of Merizo 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 2020-08-14 21:33:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-21 03:16:14 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 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 298 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 1.193 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 98 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 us6000bhnp Id of event.
Event Code 6000bhnp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bhnp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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