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    6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Shores of Samoa - USGS

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    The island nation is situated in the Ring of Fire - a seismically active area in the Pacific Ocean, where powerful earthquakes and volcano eruptions are common.

    According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a 6.0-magnitude tremor struck off Samoa Tuesday morning. The epicentre of the quake is located at a depth of 89 kilometres (55 miles), about 169 km (105 miles) southwest of the capital city of Apia.

    There are no official reports on casualties at the moment, and the authorities haven't issued a tsunami alert.

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