Deep 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Northern Mariana Islands

May 14, 2013 PACIFIC A deep 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck near the Northern Mariana Islands in the western Pacific on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The earthquake was later downgraded to a 6.8 by the USGS. The quake hit 42 kilometers (26 miles) west of Agrihan and 395 kilometers north of the main island Saipan, but it was at a depth of 603 kilometers and seismologists said it was too deep to cause any impact. “Obviously people may get a small shake but there’s hardly any population around there,” Geoscience Australia seismologist David Jepson told AFP. “There’s definitely no tsunami and it was too deep and too far away from anywhere to have caused any damage.” The earthquake was preceded by a 5.1 magnitude foreshock. A self-governing commonwealth of the United States since 1976, the Northern Marianas consists of 15 islands, with more than 90 percent of the population of 54,000 living on Saipan. Only four other islands are populated. –Hindustan

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4 Responses to Deep 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Northern Mariana Islands

  1. Mr. B. says:

    We have had several x-class flares the last few days…..


  2. Dennis E. says:

    Well, not only is the action picking up on the earth change front, so is the action concerning scandals in Washington and it appears that the mainstream media is about to do an about face
    and actually do some reporting. What does that have to do with earthquakes? The unraveling is a joint venture on the social,economic and enviromental scales.
    The earth is in turmoil.
    The goverment is in turmoil.
    Peoples lives are in turmoil from crime, proverty, loss of jobs,family breakups, depression.
    To me, it seems that there is a pattern to this…


  3. nanoduck says:

    Maybe Clif High and the remote viewers will be right about a major global event (thought to be a massive earthquake in that area) occuring between now and the end of May.


  4. Wiseguy says:

    Electric universe… With all those X flares, we will have a lot of strong quakes in the next days (within a week) Earth facing or not, those flares are affecting our electromagnetic belt and earth core.


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