PRESS RELEASE: Earthquakes on Island this morning!

Written by on June 28, 2018

For Immediate Release
June 28, 2018

Two Early Morning Earthquakes Recorded

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 that struck 97km E of Yigo village, with a depth of 35.0 km, at 3:59 a.m. (ChST).

Another earthquake was recorded by USGS, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 that struck 119km SE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, with a depth of 18.9 km at 4:27 a.m. (ChST).

There were no reports made to Guam E911 dispatch of damages or injuries from the earthquake.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community that when an earthquake strikes, conduct the earthquake procedure, “Drop, Cover and Hold On” until the shaking stops. Visit https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes and https://ghs.guam.gov/programs/natural-disasters/earthquakes to learn more about earthquake preparedness.

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.

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