BREAKING NEWS: 7.7 earthquake jolts Saipan


Many Saipan residents were awakened when a 7.7-magnitude earthquake jolted the Mariana Islands this morning at 7:18am, Saturday.

According to the U.S. Geological Service, the earthquake’s epicenter was at 316 kilometers south-southwest of Agrihan at a depth of 212.4 kilometers.

Based on available data, there is no tsunami threat.

It’s not clear yet if there are reports of injuries or damage to property.

More details to follow.

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

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