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article imageStrong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Mariana Islands, no tsunami

By Andrew Moran     Jul 10, 2010 in World
Hagatna - An earthquake measuring at 6.2-magnitude struck south of the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. There was no immediate reports of deaths or injuries and no tsunami alert was issued.
On Saturday, the United States Geological Survey originally reported a 6.6-magnitude earthquake striking the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean but later downgraded the earthquake to 6.2-magnitude.
The strong earthquake was located 185 miles (295 km) southeast of Hagatna, Guam and 280 miles (450 km) south of Saipan, Mariana Islands. The quake’s depth was measured at 6.2 miles (10 km).
There were no reports of injuries, fatalities or significant damages.
Wire Update reports that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami alert for the region.
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