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An earthquake has struck near the Mariana Islands. The preliminary magnitude was 5.7, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami is expected to be produced by the temblor. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

July 01, 2011 at 13:18:51 UTC

July 01, 2011 at 11:18:51 PM at epicenter

Location: 13.147 N, 146.677 E

Depth: 42 km (26.1 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

194 km (120 miles) SE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands

212 km (131 miles) E of HAGATNA, Guam

249 km (154 miles) SSE of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands

371 km (230 miles) SSE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.