A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Yigo Village in Guam on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:07:27 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 145.4502° East, 13.821° North, depth 102 km. Event id: us7000cqba. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqba. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 17:07:27 / December 8, 2020 @ 5:07 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piti Village, Talofofo Village, Asan-Maina Village. Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km ENE of Yigo Village, Guam.
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