The US Geological Survey has reported that an earthquake of 7.2-magnitude has struck the Mariana Islands in its southern part. Though there is no tsunami warning from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) after the earthquake.
The earthquake struck the Islands on Saturday, August 14, at 07:19 am (ET – 05:19 pm Friday). As of now there are no reports regarding any losses to mankind or any other loss for that matter because of the earthquake, as informed by the Emergency Management Officials.
Charles McCreery, the Director of PTWC who believes that the magnitude of the earthquake was quite low said, “We wouldn’t expect any kind of significant tsunami for this event.” The earthquake ran about 4.7 km deep inside.
The Northern Mariana Islands are formed of Guam and the Commonwealth territories of United States and are in the western side of the Pacific Ocean. These islands occupy almost the third fourth route from Hawaii to the Philippines.
Source: UK Today News