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Mariana Islands

August 14, 2010 by staff 

Mariana Islands, According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has hit the Marianas Islands, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The exact time the quake was 7:19 am on Saturday (local time) and 5:19 ET on Friday.

“I would not expect any significant tsunami event,” said the director of the Tsunami Warning Center Pacific, Charles McCreery, referring to why they have not issued a warning for the area. It seems that the movement’s strength was low to cause an event like this.

The earthquake’s center was located Mariana Islands 375 km (233 miles) west-southwest of Hagatna, Guam, and 445 km (276 miles) west-southwest of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands and was 2.9 miles depth.

There has been no immediate reports of buildings damaged or wounded, but we will get more information as time passes.

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