2 earthquakes near Pagan, Agrihan


A 4.5-magnitude earthquake occurred near Pagan last Wednesday, while a 4.8-magnitude temblor happened near Agrihan last Saturday.

Ther were no reports of injuries or damage to property in both cases. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also did not issue tsunami warnings or advisories.

According to the CNMI Emergency Operations Center Warning Point, Wednesday’s earthquake occurred 53 miles east of Pagan at 9:23pm.

EOC said Saturday’s earthquake happened 41 miles north northwest of Agrihan at 1:01am.

Two weeks ago, three earthquakes occurred near Farallon de Pajaros and Pagan.

Five earthquakes recently occurred near Rota and Saipan in a week.

U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Aaron G. Wech told Saipan Tribune earlier that the series of earthquakes are normal and expected in tectonic settings like the CNMI.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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