Magnitude 6 earthquake strikes off Samoa, American Samoa

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake struck waters west of Samoa and American Samoa.

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake struck waters west of Samoa and American Samoa. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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

The quake struck at a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers) shortly before 8 a.m. in American Samoa.

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

Nua Leilosi of American Samoa's Department of Public Safety says she didn't feel any shaking.

LOCAL UPDATE

Around 8a.m. the local Department of Homeland Security issued an information bulletin, citing similar information from the tsunami warning center. As of late yesterday morning, there had been no reports of local damage due to the quake.

Some residents of Fofo and Alataua counties — on the western side of Tutuila —  reported feeling the earth shaking and guessed quickly that it may be an earthquake.

This is the second quake this month for American Samoa as well as neighboring Samoa. Around 10pm on Nov. 3rd., a 6.8 quake - centered about 88 miles south of Savai’i — prompted a “tsunami advisory” for American Samoa which was later canceled.
 

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