A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Umatac Village in Guam. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 143.8867° East, latitude 13.2339° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 01:50:14 / September 22, 2020 @ 1:50 am. Unique identifier: us6000c17i. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c17i. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:50:14 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piti Village, Santa Rita Village, Agat Village (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Piti Village (c. 1 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Umatac Village (c. 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 84 km W of Umatac Village, Guam. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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