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28 Aug 2018 | 11:28 PM UTC

Northern Mariana Islands: 6.4 earthquake strikes on Aug. 29

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6.4 earthquake strikes off the Northern Mariana Islands on August 29; no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/28/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/30/2018, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Saipan). COUNTRY/REGION Northern Mariana Islands


At approximately 08:35 on Wednesday, August 29, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck 136 km (84 mi) northeast of Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands). No tsunami warning has been issued as of Wednesday morning. It is currently unclear if the shaking has resulted in any damages or casualties. Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days. 


Individuals present in the impacted region are advised to monitor the situation, be prepared for further aftershocks, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.

During an earthquake, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows and exterior walls, and do not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from any tall structures, such as buildings, utility wires, and streetlights. 


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