Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia at 18:16 UTC on July 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 12.4 km (7.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 254.8 km (158 miles) N of Fais and 364.2 km (225.8 miles) NE of Colonia, Micronesia.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

This earthquake poses no tsunami risk.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

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