Earthquake of Magnitude 6 Strikes Near Samoa


An earthquake felt here in Samoa at approximately 6.15pm has been reported by the United States Geological Services as being of magnitude 6 on the Richter scale.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu said there was no chance of tsunami from the temblor.

The agency said the earthquake was centered 220 miles west of Apia, Samoa, and 290 miles west of Pago Pago, American Samoa.

According to the Agency, the earthquake hit at a depth of 89 km (55 miles) about 169 km (105 miles) southwest of the capital of Apia.

There have been no reports of damage in Samoa and no tsunami warnings have been issued by Samoa’s Meteorological Services.