4.4 earthquake north of Dededo

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The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 that struck about 32 miles north-northwest of Dededo with a depth of 6.2 miles around 11:59 a.m.

If you felt a little jolt below your feet right before lunch time today, you weren’t imagining it.

The offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense reported that the U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 that struck about 32 miles north-northwest of Dededo with a depth of 6.2 miles around 11:59 a.m.

According to GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna Blas, no reports were made to Guam 911 dispatch of any damages or injuries.

This is the third earthquake in a row that rocked the island in two days.

Just yesterday, another earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey about 65 miles south of Inarajan with a depth of 6.2 miles.

It was followed by an earthquake a few minutes later with a magnitude of 4.8 just 60 miles south of Merizo. It was also 6.2 miles deep.

Blas reminds the community that when an earthquake strikes, conduct the earthquake procedure, “Drop, Cover and Hold On” until the shaking stops. For more information on earthquake preparedness, you can visit this website: www.ready.gov/earthquakes.

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