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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 61 km ESE of Inarajan Village, Guam

Earthquake location 13.064S, 145.2709WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Inarajan Village in Guam. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:21:52 / 8:21 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Global time and date of event 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 10:21:52 / September 5, 2016 @ 10:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 43 km, 145.2709° East, 13.064° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006kjx. Unique identifier: us10006kjx.

The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piti Village, Agat Village, Asan-Maina Village (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).

Every 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 61 km ESE of Inarajan Village, Guam.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.2709° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.064° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km ESE of Inarajan Village, Guam Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-05 10:21:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-05 10:45:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006kjx Id of event.
Event Code 10006kjx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006kjx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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