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Guam Earthquake
Released: 4/23/1997

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 occurred about 55 miles north of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, Wed., April 23, 1997, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred at 3:44 p.m. EDT or 5:44 a.m., Thurs., April 24, local time on Guam.

The USGS received early reports that the earthquake was felt on Saipan, north of Guam.

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