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The Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States in the Pacific Ocean, is located in the seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire.
A tremor of at least 5.6-magnitude hit northeast of the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Geological Survey stated on Monday. The epicentre of the quake is located 265 kilometres (around 165 miles) northeast of Saipan. At the moment, there have been no reports of any casualties due to the earthquake, and no tsunami warning has been issued by the authorities.