5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Saipan yesterday
10 earthquakes tracked in Marianas in 30 days
By: L.N. Reklai
March 13, 2016 (Saipan, CNMI) A strong earthquake hit Saipan, CNMI at around 6pm yesterday. [restrict]
The earthquake occurred below San Jose Village in Tinian, Northern Marianas at the depth of 104 km and measured at 5.5 on Richter scale. Shortly before this, a weaker quake measured around 4.4 in magnitude also occurred within the same area.
Other than tremors, no other incidents were reported.
According to Earthquake Track, Mariana islands which include Saipan and Guam have had 2 earthquakes in the last 24 hours, 2 in the last 7 days and 10 in the last 20 days. [/restrict]