A strong, shallow earthquake struck the Samoan Islands overnight.
Monday 31st August 2009
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck mid-way between Samoa and Tonga at 2:52 this morning, New Zealand time. The quake was located 155 km east-north-east of Hihifo Tonga, 175 km south-south-west of the Samoan capital Apia, at a depth of 10 km.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a bulletin at 3:07 this morning advising that no destructive widespread tsunami threat existed, based on historical data.
[Compiled from data supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey and its contributing agencies; and the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.]