5.1-magnitude quake near Pagan


A 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred near Pagan Wednesday night, but no one was reported injured and there were no reports of damage to property.

According to the CNMI Emergency Operations Center, the earthquake happened 19 miles southwest of Pagan at 8:58pm.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue tsunami warnings or advisories.

Many residents on Saipan did not feel the temblor.

Last Feb. 28, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake occurred near Agrihan.

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

U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Aaron G. Wech earlier told Saipan Tribune 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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