Guam suddenly ROCKED by FOUR huge earthquakes as BIG one fears rise
THE US island territory of Guam was struck by four earthquakes in the early hours of Tuesday as magnitude 5.7, magnitude 5.4, magnitude 5.6 and magnitude 4.9 quakes shook the region bringing the total to five in less than two days, it has emerged.
By JOSEPH CAREY
Tue, Feb 13, 2018
Yesterday a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 10 kilometres deep off the Northern Mariana Islands – no immediate tsunami warning was triggered.
The Northern Mariana Islands have a population of 55,023 while Guam had 162,742 people living on the island in 2016.
The US Tsunami Warning System said: “Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat to Guam, Rota, Tinian or Saipan from this earthquake.
“Some areas may have experienced shaking.”
The magnitude 5.4 natural disaster struck at 1.11am GMT, the magnitude 4.9 shook at 1.18am GMT, the magnitude 5.7 quake hit at 2.03am GMT and the magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit at 2.31am GMT.
In December last year, a massive 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the Yap Trench between the Philippines and the US’ Mariana Islands with a depth of 45km.
The North Mariana Islands are in the “Ring of Fire”, which extends around the Pacific Ocean and is a hotspot for earthquake activity.
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