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Strong quake hits island Guam

An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit the Pacific island of Guam and its vicinity on Sunday.

world Updated: Sep 30, 2007 09:26 IST
AFP

An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit the Pacific island of Guam and its vicinity on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 0739 IST, was in the southern part of the Mariana Islands, the agency said in a statement.

"There is the possibility of Tsunami waves occuring in the vicinity of the focus of the earthquake," the statement said.

First Published: Sep 30, 2007 09:21 IST