Earthquake off coast of Samoa, no tsunami alert

Earthquake off coast of Samoa, no tsunami alert
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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Samoa on Wednesday morning.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning System, the quake hit at 5:06am, around 216km southwest of Tutuila Island in American Samoa.

It was around 55km deep and had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1.

No tsunami warning was issued.

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