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28 Jun 2019 | 04:09 PM UTC

Northern Mariana Islands: 6.5-magnitude earthquake hits off Farallon de Pajaros June 29

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6.5-magnitude offshore earthquake hits near Farallon de Pajaros June 29; further aftershocks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Etc/GMT+10). COUNTRY/REGION Northern Mariana Islands


The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.5-magnitude earthquake roughly 70 km (43 mi) south of Farallon de Pajaros on Saturday, June 29, at approximately 01:51 (local time). The earthquake struck at a depth of 460 km (286 mi). No tsunami warning was issued by the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC). Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation, prepare for aftershocks, and anticipate localized infrastructure damage and transportation disruptions.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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