A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Yigo Village in Guam. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000ddk0. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddk0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.04 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 03:01:59 / February 20, 2021 @ 3:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 144.8493 East, latitude 13.6283 North, depth = 98.04 km. The temblor was detected at 03:01:59 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Merizo Village, Umatac Village, Inarajan Village (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
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 seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 11 km NNW of Yigo Village, Guam.
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