Moderate earthquake hits in Guam region, Pacific Ocean

July 10, 2010 16:34

SAIPAN, Northern Marianas— A moderate earthquake hit near the US territories of Guam and the Northern Marianas islands Saturday.

The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.5 temblor struck at 3:39 p.m. Saturday local time. It was centered 40 miles (65 kilometers) northeast of Hagatna and 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Saipan in the Northern Marianas at a depth of 90 miles (145 kilometers) beneath the Pacific Ocean seabed.The temblor was strongly felt in Saipan. There were no reports of injury or damage.

The territories are situated in the western Pacific region about 3,700 miles (5,950 kilometers) from Hawaii.

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