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6.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Samoa, no tsunami

Samoa was awakened on Wednesday morning by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake at around 6am local time.

The Samoa Meteorological Office advised in a post on their Facebook page that the tremor was approximately 10km deep in the Samoa region, occurring 241 km south south west of Apia.

There was no tsunami warning issued for Samoa, the Meteorological Office advised, after members of the public posted on their Facebook page asking if there had been.

In previous interviews the Meteorological Office Principal Scientific Officer, Fuimaono Lameko Talia, said that based on historical records most of the country's tsunamis are triggered by 7.5 and above magnitude earthquakes.

According to the Earthquake Track website, Samoa has only had one earthquake in the last 30 days with 55 tremors in the past year.


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