A shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported in the morning near Pagan Village, Pagan Island, Northern Islands, Northern Mariana Islands.
The quake hit on Friday, July 8th, 2022, at 23:36 pm UTC at a shallow depth of 2 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. A Second Earthquake or Aftershock come just 7 minutes later registered at Magnitude 6.0. A strong earthquake swarm is in progress the last 24 hours in the region with 23 registered earthquakes registered.