A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cn38. Unique identifier: us7000cn38. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 144.5494 East, latitude 12.5094 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:55:34 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 23:55:34 / December 2, 2020 @ 11:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Talofofo Village, Umatac Village, Inarajan Village (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Talofofo Village (c. 3 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Umatac Village (c. 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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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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 S of Merizo Village, Guam. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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