Morning earthquake registers at 6.4 magnitude

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Guam – At 8:35 AM today the island was rocked by an earthquake.

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake’s magnitude was reported to be 6.6 but was later downgraded to 6.4. The movement’s center-point occurred 160 kilometers east-northeast of Anatahan, an island well to the north of Guam.

But all is well, according to Guam Homeland Security spokesperson Jenna Blas. No emergency calls were made, and the National Weather Service has not issued a tsunami threat.

GHS reminds local citizens that the correct earthquake procedure is “Drop, Cover and Hold on.” To learn more about earthquake preparedness, you can check out https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes and https://ghs.guam.gov/programs/natural-disasters/earthquakes.