No tsunami threat to Guam from earthquake in Micronesia – Pacific Daily News


Students “Drop, Cover and Hold On,” as they participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill at Pedro C. Lujan Elementary in Barrigada on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Rick Cruz/PDN

The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Micronesia at 10:22 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

The earthquake struck 33 miles northwest of Fais, Micronesia — about 385 miles southeast of Guam — at a depth of 4.7 miles, the U.S.G.S. stated online. 

There is no threat of a tsunami to Guam or the Mariana Islands from the earthquake, Guam Homeland Security said, referring to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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