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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Merizo Village in Guam

Earthquake location 12.4981S, 144.5255WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Merizo 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). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cmbu. Id of event: us7000cmbu. Global time and date of event 03/12/20 / 2020-12-03 00:18:48 / December 3, 2020 @ 12:18 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:18:48 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 144.5255° East, latitude 12.4981° North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Agat Village, Santa Rita Village, Talofofo Village (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Talofofo Village (c. 3 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Umatac Village (c. 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km S of Merizo Village, Guam. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.5255° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 12.4981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86 km S 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 2020-12-03 00:18:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-03 01:23:50 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 369 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 1.134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us7000cmbu Id of event.
Event Code 7000cmbu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cmbu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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