Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes Micronesia in Pacific ocean, no tsunami threat yet

The quake, initially measured with a magnitude of 6.8 by the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center but later scaled down. (AP Photo) Top News

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck east-northeast of Yap in Micronesia in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said, but there was no tsunami threat.

The quake, initially measured with a magnitude of 6.8 by the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center but later scaled down, was at depth of 46 km (28 miles), the Hawaii-based PTWC said.

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