Quake strikes near Guam

A magnitude 5.6 quake struck close to the American territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean on Monday morning, local time, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.0, struck at 10.26am some 87 km south-east of the island of Guam.

The island attracted attention last year after maps seen in photographs of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared to indicate Guam was a possible target of the regime's nuclear missiles.

A beach in Tumon, Guam.

The USGS said the quake had a depth of 15.6 kilometers.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there's no tsunami threat to the island.

Reuters

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