Micronesia News

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Update: Guam Police Department identifies man killed in Sinajana crash as David Junior Maech Topasna

The Guam Police Department on Wednesday identified the man who was killed in an early Saturday morning vehicle crash on Route 4, as David Junior Maech Topasna, 41, of Sinajana. Topasna was the operator of the 2004 Mitsubishi Montero that lost control and veered off the roadway near a water pump by the Sinajana hill, police said. “This is an ongoing investigation,” GPD said. This marks Guam’s 19th serious traffic crash and 23rd fatality this year. The fatal traffic crash happened at around 2:09 a.m. Saturday, police earlier said. Before fire fully engulfed the vehicle after the crash, four individuals helped pull the driver, GPD said. CPR was conducted on the man en route to Naval Hospital Guam. Hours later, police confirmed the person died.
Pacific Daily News

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake recorded east-southeast of Inalåhan, no threat of tsunami

Residents may have felt quite a bit of rumbling earlier this evening, but there isn't anything to worry about, according to Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense. GHS/OCD stated in a release that the U.S. Geological Survey recorded an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 that struck 33 kilometers east-southeast of Inalåhan, with a depth of 45.8 kilometers, at 6:04 p.m. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center advises that there is no tsunami threat to the Marianas from the earthquake, and there were no major damages or injuries reported from the earthquake, according to GHS/OCD. "The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community that when an earthquake strikes, conduct the earthquake procedure, 'Drop, Cover and Hold On' until the shaking stops," the release from GHS/OCD stated.
The Guam Daily Post

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