April 21st, 2010
02:11 PM ET

Quake strikes near Samoa Islands

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has struck near the Samoa Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday.

The quake hit at 6:20 a.m. Thursday (1:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday), the agency said.

It was centered about 157 miles (253 km) west of Pago Pago, a city on American Samoa, the the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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  1. Bubinski

    My God! Those promiscuous women are everywhere!

    April 21, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joe

    No everyone. The world isn't ending.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Smike

    Bubinski: Excellent comment!

    April 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Archer

    Happened at a depth of 22 miles and a range of about 150km from the nearest inhabited island. I doubt anyone felt this.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. katrina

    The will not end some will make it but i do believe there will be a series of events that will be lowering the population and changing life as we know it. People will have to work together to survive and as well are going to have to learn to barter and share to survive. The earthquakes are just starting and will get worse until the fault lines quit moving. They will always move but right now the ground is shifting.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sam

    Anyone hear if there is a Tsunami warning in Samoa?

    April 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. AstronomyGuy

    Before anyone freaks out, we still have around 80 more quakes of mag 6.0-6.9 to go before we even reach the annual average. It's never fun when a quake hits a populated area but this is not a "sign" of anything other than completely normal seismic activity.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. edward

    how long will this volcano sprew ash into the air and will it get worst? could this be the begining of more to come. we will have to wait and see. more important, why is there people wanting to get near the volcano.? why go to iceland? do people know how dangerous it could get. people have to think with their brains. when there is a volcano erupting, get away from it as far as you can. what if the entire thing blows. i believe this is the begining of many tragic things to come.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. edward

    i am waiting for yellowstone to make the list.

    April 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Simon

    Are we going to report on the front page every quake over 6.0 now? Why? To give the 2012 crowd something to get excited about? A 6.2 quake is an interesting event where it occurs but is not going to cause any real damage. Stop being sensationalist CNN.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tom

    Hope we can still get those girl scout cookies !!!

    April 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Trish

    The Mayan calender doesn't go beyond March 2012. Perhaps there is a reason.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Moorehead

    Everyone, don't listen to him. 15 earthquakes and an unrelenting volcanic eruption would indicate otherwise.. something is amiss geologically.

    April 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kev

    Actually there isn't an unusual ammount of earthquakes this year really, there is just more news coverages on the ones that happen

    April 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mstonja

    I wonder what they are really doing when they go in space. Everytime they go, the weather pattern goes haywire. Are they doing something up there to cause the upset in our weather patterns? Makes me go hmmmmmmmmmm!

    April 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
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