A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Yigo Village in Guam. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/20 / 2020-09-21 15:23:53 / September 21, 2020 @ 3:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.82 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000c14n. Event ids that are associated: us6000c14n. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.1995 East, latitude 13.9855 North, depth = 112.82 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:23:53 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Umatac Village, Inarajan Village, Agat Village (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km NE of Yigo Village, Guam.
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