EARTHQUAKE STRIKES PACIFIC ISLANDS
The United States Geological Survey recorded a 7.7 earthquake at a depth of 117 miles in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It took place approximately 19 miles southwest of an uninhabited island in U.S. territory. Despite the location and size of the tremors, no tsunami warning has been issued. In fact, the earthquake was hardly felt, according to a tweet from USGS_Seismic, who said that minimal damage was recorded. A two-inch wave was recorded on the largest of the archipelago. Some on the United States territory of Guam said that they felt the tremors. The largest aftershock measured at 4.9 on the Richter scale.