Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Shakes Off Guam

A massive earthquake hit the coast of Guam on Wednesday, causing minor damage and power outages.

The magnitude-7.1 quake was about 25 miles north-northwest of Guam and 80 miles deep, reported the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning was not in effect.

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Shakes Off Guam
Google map showing the distance from the Philippines to Guam

According to media report, all areas that most southern villages with power outages had it restored within a few hours. The newspaper reported that power is out at Mount Santa Rosa, Yigo.

No injuries have been reported, and there are no reports of damage to roads or bridges. Asan-Maina’s mayor reported broken glass in the village, and the mayor of Inarajan reported a transformer down.

Tsunami Warning Center adding that it was too deep to cause a tsunami.

“There were no reports of structural damage,” said a statement from the Office of the Governor in the small U.S. territory. “We are still assessing.”

Authorities there said the tremor was too deep to cause any serious damage to buildings.

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Written by Barbie Perez

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