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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Asan-Maina Village in Guam

Earthquake location 13.7952S, 144.5586WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Asan-Maina Village in Guam on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/19 / 2019-02-23 20:54:03 / February 23, 2019 @ 8:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.53 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.5586 East, latitude 13.7952 North, depth = 147.53 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:54:03 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000jawg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jawg.

The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inarajan Village, Merizo Village, Umatac Village (min 5000 pop). 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 39 km NNW of Asan-Maina Village, Guam.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.5586° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7952° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 147.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km NNW of Asan-Maina 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 2019-02-23 20:54:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-10 00:14:05 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 312 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 1.866 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us1000jawg Id of event.
Event Code 1000jawg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jawg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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