U.S. Territory Guam struck by major earthquake
Guam was just hit by a 7.1 earthquake at 6:14 am UTC time Wednesday.
Guam was just hit by a 7.1 earthquake at 6:14 am UTC time Wednesday. It occurred in Guam 27 miles from Piti Village, 31 miles from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village, 33 miles from Dededo Village and Mangilao Village, or 29 miles from Hagatna.
No tsunami was generated.
Guam is a US territory 7 1/2 hours flight from Hawaii, or 3 hours to Japan or China. Guam is a major travel and tourism spot in the Western Pacific Ocean.
Authorities in Guam warned: Expect aftershocks. These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake.
Look for and extinguish small fires. Fire is the most common hazard after an earthquake.
Be aware of possible tsunamis if you live in coastal areas. These are also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called “tidal waves”). When local authorities issue a tsunami warning, assume that a series of dangerous waves is on the way. Stay away from the beach.
Be careful when driving after an earthquake and anticipate traffic light outages.
No tsunami threat from 7.1 quake in Mariana Islands.
7.1 Earthquake has just occurred in Guam. No Tsunami has been generated according to th Pacific Warning Center in Hawaii.