Quake hits American Samoa on tsunami anniversary

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 30, 2010 08:44

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — A small earthquake struck American Samoa as a memorial service was being held to mark the first anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that killed 34 people in the US territory.

There were no reports of injuries or damage, and the service went on without interruption.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu says Wednesday's 5.4-magnitude quake was too weak to generate a tsunami.

On Sept. 29, 2009, a magnitude-8.0 earthquake generated tsunamis of up to 40 feet (12 meters) that swept through the region, killing 194 people, including 34 in American Samoa.


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