A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Yigo Village in Guam on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 144.9282° East, latitude 13.9122° North, depth = 117.98 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:04:55 / 6:04 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000crw9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crw9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117.98 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 18:04:55 / December 17, 2020 @ 6:04 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Merizo Village, Umatac Village, Inarajan Village. Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km N of Yigo Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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