14 May 2013

Deep quake off CNMI causes no damage

3:27 pm on 14 May 2013

A deep 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck near the Northern Mariana Islands but no tsunami warning has been issued.

The quake hit 42 kilometres west of Agrihan and 395km north of the main island Saipan, but it was at a depth of 600 kilometres.

Seismologists say it was too deep to cause any impact.