Samoa experiences 5.3 magnitude earthquake

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded 4.32am Sunday morning in Samoa with authorities later saying it did not generate a tsunami.

The Samoa Meteorology Division posted a statement on its Facebook page on Sunday to assure the public that the earthquake did not generate a tsunami.

It said the tremor had a depth of 10 kilometres and was located 185.50 kilometres southwest of Apia.

The earthquake on Sunday morning comes two days after a 7.30 magnitude earthquake that occurred within the region of Papua New Guinea last Friday.

It hit at around 3.50pm had a depth of 85 km and was 4469.00 kilometres west of Apia.

There were reportedly no damages from the earthquake in Papua New Guinea.

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