4 quakes noted in Marianas region

Posted on Oct 14 2019

Three earthquakes recently occurred in the CNMI, the first being a 4.7-magnitude earthquake centered at 7 miles north-northeast of Farallon de Pajaros last Monday, the second a 4.9-magnitude earthquake centered 27 kilometers south of Pagan last Wednesday, and the last a 5.1-magnitude earthquake centered 73 kilometers east of Anatahan yesterday.

According to CNMI Homeland Security & Emergency Management’s Emergency Operations Center report, 4.6-magnitude earthquake also occurred north-northwest of Dededo Village in Guam last Wednesday.

EOC reports that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any tsunami warnings or advisories for these earthquakes.

The week prior, EOC reported two earthquakes that occurred in the CNMI. The first was a 4.9-magnitude earthquake centered at 254 kilometers northwest of Farallon de Pajaros last Oct. 1 and the second was a 4-magnitude earthquake located 132 northeast of Agrihan last Oct. 3.

For more information, contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at (670) 237-8000. The EOC Warning Point also states possible area advisories for military trainings happening on other islands in the CNMI, and special weather and marine advisories for the CNMI.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at marc_venus@saipantribune.com.
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