Strong earthquake hits Mariana Islands

15:40, January 03, 2010      

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An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale occurred south of Mariana Islands, western Pacific, at 4:51 p.m. Saturday local time (0851 GMT), according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The epicenter was initially determined to be at 12.5 degrees north latitude and 141.9 degrees east longitude, about 330 kilometers west-southwest of Guam.

Source: Xinhua
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