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6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Samoa


SAMOA (AP) -- The USGS says a 6.2-magnitude earthquake has hit the Samoa Islands region.

The quake struck 123 miles (198 kilometers) from the Samoa islands at a depth of 19 miles (32 kilometers).

Police in the Samoan capital, Apia, say they have no reports on the temblor. "We didn't feel any earthquake," an officer, who declined to be named, said.

No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.

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