Magnitude 6.3 quake hits off Samoa in Pacific Ocean: USGS

 An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck off Samoa in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled nearby Papua New Guinea.

Singapore: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck off Samoa in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled nearby Papua New Guinea.

The epicentre of the quake was measured 77 miles (124 km)west-southwest of the capital Apia, at a depth of 72.2 miles (116 km).

USGS reported a 7.7 quake near the town of Rabaul in the northeast of Papua New Guinea earlier on Monday.

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