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Strong earthquake near the Northern Mariana Islands

There was a magnitude 6.9 earthquake centred 549.0 km north of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands.

The earthquake occurred at 8:05 p.m. on Friday at a depth of 12 kilometres.

Originally, the United States Geological Survey gave the earthquake a magnitude of 7.1 but it was later downgraded slightly.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, Hawaii said there was no tsunami threat from the earthquake.


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