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Another earthquake hits the Mariana Islands region in Pacific

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Earthquake hits Mariana Islands region Wednesday
  • Two other strong quakes struck the same region over the weekend

(CNN) -- A strong earthquake struck the Mariana Islands region in the Pacific Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center reported.

The quake was a magnitude 6.1, the Center said, and was centered about 240 miles west-southwest of the U.S. territory of Guam. It hit about 12:28 p.m. EDT.

The Mariana Islands region was hit overnight Sunday by a moderate quake - 5.0 - and overnight Saturday by a strong tremor - 6.3 - the Center said.

As yet, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued an alert.