7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off of Guam

PHOTO: An earthquake was reported off the coast of Guam, Sept. 17, 2014.US Geological Survey
An earthquake was reported off the coast of Guam, Sept. 17, 2014.

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake was reported off the coast of Guam today, but no tsunami is expected due to the earthquake’s depth – more than 100 miles.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the earthquake was located “too deep inside the earth” to generate tsunami concerns.

The earthquake was reported about 25 miles northwest of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.

The U.S. territory is located about 4,000 miles west of Hawaii and 1,600 miles southeast of Japan.