Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits near Samoa: USGS

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 11:40 PM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the south Pacific island nation of Samoa on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, and there were no initial reports of damage or injuries.

A police spokeswoman in the capital, Apia, told Reuters by telephone that the quake had not been felt in the city and that she was unaware of any damage.

(Reporting by Matt Siegel; Editing by Miral Fahmy)