5.3 earthquake south of Merizo


The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 that struck 166 kilometers southwest of Merizo, with a depth of 10.0 kilometers, at 7:24 p.m. (ChST).

There were no reports made to Guam 911 dispatch of damages or injuries from the earthquake.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community that when an earthquake strikes, conduct the earthquake procedure, “Drop, Cover and Hold On” until the shaking stops.

Visit https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes and https://ghs.guam.gov/programs/natural-disasters/earthquakes to learn more about earthquake preparedness.

(GHS/OCD Release)