BREAKING: Powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Samoa Islands

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A huge earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred off the coast of the Samoa Islands.


A massive earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude on the Richter scale has been reported in the Samoa islands this evening, Sunday, December 4. There is still said to be the possibility of a tsunami warning being issued.

The tremor occurred at a depth of 33km, with its epicentre located 134km east of the Samoa Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. It was felt on the island of Tonga according to online reports. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology announced that there was no tsunami threat to its coastline.

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