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Earthquakes rattle Samoa, Tonga
30-03-2015 -

Strong earthquakes have struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa, but there have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning has been issued.

The US Geological Survey said the first quake had a magnitude of 6.4 and a depth of 11 kilometres, striking 109km northeast of Tonga's Hihifo district on Monday night.

It was followed 30 minutes later by a magnitude-6.5 quake that had a depth of 15km and struck 99km northeast of Hihifo.