Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Guam

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Magnitude 7.1 hits Guam on September 17, 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Guam at 6:14 a.m. UTC (2:34 p.m. Philippine Time), September 17, 2014.

Magnitude 7.1 hits Guam on September 17, 2014

The early Wednesday morning earthquake had an epicenter about 21 miles northwest of Piti village, 22 miles northwest of Hagatna, 24 miles northwest of Tamuning-Turnon-Harmon Village, 25 miles west-northwest of Dededo Village, and 26 miles northwest of Mangilao Village. The epicenter had a depth of 133.9 kilometers.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says issued an alert right after the quake hit. “A destructive tsunami was not generated because this earthquake is located too deep inside the earth,” it said.

The USGS said aftershocks are expected.

Guam is located 3,700 miles southwest of Hawaii.

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