Earthquake hits Samoa islands

09:00, September 30, 2009      

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An earthquake measuring 8.0 degrees on the Richter scale rocked Samoa islands at 1:48 a.m. (Beijing time) Wednesday, according to a monitoring provided by the Chinese seismological observatory.

The epicenter was monitored at 15.5 degrees south latitude and 172.2 degrees west longitude.

Source: Xinhua
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