Guam / Mariana Islands – M 6.3 – Very powerful aftershock

Earthquake Report comment :
This earthquake occurred in the same area as the massive earthquake of Magnitude 7.2 yesterday.
GDACS issued a GREEN earthquake report = NO danger
NO people are living near the epicenter (0 population in a radius of 200 km)

NOAA’s  (Pacific Tsunami Warning Center)  issued a statement mentioning :

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
 NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
 DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
 TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
 HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

 HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
 TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN
 A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
 IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS
 POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 05:30:16 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Geo-location(s) :
375 km (235 miles) WSW of HAGATNA, Guam
450 km (280 miles) WSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world.  GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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