4.4 earthquake occurs near Agrihan


A 4.4 magnitude earthquake occurred near Agrihan Tuesday morning, but there were no reports of injuries or damage to property.

According to the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, the earthquake happened at 11:17am 19.3 miles west of Agrihan.

EOC said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue tsunami warnings or advisories.

Many residents on Saipan did not feel the temblor.

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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