Earthquake at Samoaon August 2, 2010 at 6:32 am
The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6 has struck the South Pacific off the coasts of Tonga, Samoa and American Samoa. Yet there have been no reports of damage and no tsunami was triggered.
The quake struck Sunday afternoon and was focused at sea 147 miles (237 kilometers) southwest of Apia in Samoa and 252 miles (405 kilometers) north of Neiafu in Tonga. It was at a depth of about 25 miles (41 kilometers). Residents of Apia and Neiafu told The Associated Press that they didn’t find it.
A magnitude 8 earthquake close to Samoa on Sept. 29 destroyed 34 people in American Samoa, 183 in Samoa and nine in Tonga, when tsunami waves up to 46 feet (14 meters) high crashed ashore.