Earthquakes Recorded In Vanuatu, Guam: Magnitude 6.8, 5.2 Respectively

No tsunamis; immediate reports of damage 

By Masako Watanabe

HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, May 10, 2017) – A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit about 8 miles offshore of Yigo Wednesday, May 10.

The earthquake was centered about 8 miles northeast of Yigo, at a depth of about 77 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There are no reports of injuries or damages from the earthquake, according to the Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center indicates no tsunami warnings from the quake.

The earthquake was among several recorded earthquakes in the region, above 2.5 magnitude, in the past 24 hours.

  • A 6.0 quake offshore Okinawa at 1:54 a.m. Tuesday, ChST, followed by a 5.4 quake nearby at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday
  • 4.6 quake in Lobo, Philippines, at 5:06 a.m. ChST.

[PIR editor's note: On May 10, 2017 RNZI reported that 'An earthquake measuring 6.8 has occurred in Vanuatu. ... The quake was recorded at a depth of 175 km and was located about 115 km north east of Vanuatu's Santo island just before 2 am New Zealand time, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. ... There was no immediate tsunami warning or any reports of damage or casualties.']

In March, Guam experienced two earthquakes: a 4.6 magnitude quake on Wednesday, March 22, and a 5.5 quake on the 13th. There were no reports of injury or damage from those earthquakes.

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