A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Yigo Village in Guam. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 01:30:15 / February 16, 2021 @ 1:30 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:30:15 / 1:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 145.0357 East, latitude 13.8402 North, depth = 136.58 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 136.58 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000dk49. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dk49.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 50 km (31 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.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km NNE of Yigo Village, Guam. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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