5.3 magnitude quake shakes Guam

SHAKEN: U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 5.3 magnitude earthquake at 5:50 p.m. Friday. Image via the U.S. Geological Survey website

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook some buildings around 5:50 p.m. Friday. Its epicenter was approximately 30 miles east of Yigo, under the seabed at a depth of 36 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Readers in Tamuning, Tumon, Barrigada and Mangilao said they felt their buildings and homes shake.

There was no tsunami threat to Guam or the Northern Mariana Islands, stated the Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense. Officials also said there were no reports made to Guam 911 dispatch of damage or injuries from the earthquake.

On Thursday, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 occurred 183 miles southwest of Merizo with a depth of 6 miles.