Strong quakes hit off South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa

Mar 30, 2015 6:49 AM by Cheryl Wengren

SYDNEY (AP) - There've been no reports of injuries after two strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa today.

Also, no tsunami warning has been issued. The U.S. Geological Survey says the first quake had a magnitude of 6.4 and a depth of 7 miles.

It was followed 30 minutes later by a magnitude-6.5 quake that had a depth of 9 miles.

Earthquakes are common in the region, which lies on the "Ring of Fire" - an arc of earthquake and volcanic activity that stretches around the Pacific Rim.


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