A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam. The temblor was detected at 15:35:15 / 3:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 15:35:15 / December 20, 2020 @ 3:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.0051 East, latitude 12.875 North, depth = 102.46 km. Unique identifier: us6000d27w. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d27w. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.46 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Agat Village (c. 5 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Inarajan Village (c. 3 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Merizo Village (c. 2 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Umatac Village (c. 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Rita Village, Inarajan Village, Agat Village (min 5000 pop). Close 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 two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 83 km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam.
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