Ocean near Guam “ M 7.2 “ Very powerful seaquake

Earthquake Report comment :
Most important is the Tsunami risk as the earthquake occurred 348 km from Guam.
Here is the first NOAA report :

NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
 HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

 HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
 TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN
 A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
 IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS
 POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

Based on the details we have at present, the only risk will be a tsunami risk with is declined by both NOAA and GDACS
According to the USGS calculation models, NO people have been shaken by this seaquake.
NO people are living within a radius of 200 km from the epicenter
First aftershocks are occurring. With an earthquake of this Magnitude, there will be a lot of aftershocks the following days and even weeks.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 07:19:36 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 20 km
Geo-location(s) :
348 km (216 miles) WSW (252°) from HAGATNA, Guam

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)
GDACS Green Tsunami alert

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world.  GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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