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No tsunami expected after quake near Tonga felt in the territory

Weather Service Office Pago Pago

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Here is the American Samoa tsunami information bulletin issued by the Weather Service Office Pago Pago (WSO).
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 occurred in the Tonga islands at 11:12 am local time on today, Thursday January 18, 2024.
Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat to American Samoa from this earthquake although some areas may have experienced moderate shaking.

• be observant and exercise normal caution if you are near or in the ocean. Otherwise, no action is required.

• no tsunami impacts are expected.

• magnitude 6.3
• origin time 1112 am sst Jan 18 2024
• coordinates 18.9 south 175.0 west
• depth 144 miles
• location Tonga