An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale was felt near Samoa at 4:54am Thursday 7 October 2021.
The Samoa Meteorological Services issued a bulletin a few minutes later confirming it was 10km in depth and a distance of 190.71 km South-West of Apia.
DATE/TIME:2021-10-07 04:54am Samoan local time
DIST.FROM APIA:190.71 km – South-West
There was No Tsunami Threat for Samoa, confirms Samoa Meteorological Services.
The earthquake is the second recorded for Samoa in the past 7 days. An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded at 3.24am Saturday morning, 2nd October 2021. It was 10km in depth and a distance of about 140km from Apia.