5.4 quake shakes Guam


A 5.4 earthquake shook Guam about 9:22 a.m. ChST on Tuesday morning.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey it was centered about 53 miles south southwest of Merizo at a depth of 13 miles.

It was felt by some in multi-story buildings. There were no reports of damage or injury.

READ the release from Guam Homeland Security below:

Earthquake Recorded

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 that struck 89km SSW of Merizo Village, Guam with a depth of 20.8km, at 9:22 a.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.