A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Merizo Village in Guam on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 144.3558 East, latitude 12.7981 North, depth = 41.7 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:51:06 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000d2da. Event ids that are associated: us7000d2da. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.7 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/21 / 2021-01-22 13:51:06 / January 22, 2021 @ 1:51 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yigo Village, Dededo Village, Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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