Pacific nation island of Guam was hit by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake early Wednesday morning, reported USA Today.
Initial reports had the internet abuzz with rumors that tsunami warnings were in effect, though this turned out to be incorrect. The claims were, however, somewhat more feasible when the Guam earthquake was originally rated a 7.1.
Little damage was caused by the earthquake in Guam, according to the United State’s Department of Homeland Security’s Joint Information Center on Guam. The organization keep tabs on Guam as it is a U.S. territory.
“By all accounts, Guam was not affected in a major way by this strong earthquake.”
More recent information actually shows the earthquake hit far from the coast of Guam.
— Kim Murphy, LA Times (@kimmurphy) September 17, 2014
Of course, internet pundits haven’t missed a beat in taking jabs at Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga), who famously remarked that he thought Guam would capsize last year.
Guam – 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck overnight. _____ Note to: Rep Hank Johnson – It did NOT tip over. pic.twitter.com/pin45B3z1L
— Tom T. (@VRWCTexan) September 17, 2014
— Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) September 17, 2014
Citizens took to Twitter to express how “blessed” they felt about the outcome of the Guam earthquake.
Guam had such a strong earthquake but there were no tsunami warnings, injuries, or fatalities. We are so blessed man
Haiti was hit w a 7.0, 200,000+ passed away. Guam was hit w/a 7.1, no one died, but some ppl see it as nothing. We're blessed. Recognize it.
— Kaylena M (@kayleensss) September 17, 2014