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October 9, 1988 | Associated Press
A strong earthquake was recorded Saturday in the vicinity of Western Samoa, the Royal Hong Kong Observatory reported. The quake measured 6.8 on the Richter scale and was centered about 320 miles south of Apia in Western Samoa, a statement from the observatory said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake.
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May 24, 1989
A huge earthquake ruptured a stretch of seabed about 125 miles north of Macquarie Island, midway between Australia and Antarctica, officials reported. The Australian Seismological Center said the quake had a magnitude of 7.2. The U.S. Geological Survey, which said the temblor was the strongest anywhere in the world this year, put the reading at 8.2. The Australian center said a stretch of seabed from 30 to 60 miles long and up to two miles deep apparently had ruptured, with one geological plate sliding over another.
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May 24, 1989
A huge earthquake ruptured a stretch of seabed about 125 miles north of Macquarie Island, midway between Australia and Antarctica, officials reported. The Australian Seismological Center said the quake had a magnitude of 7.2. The U.S. Geological Survey, which said the temblor was the strongest anywhere in the world this year, put the reading at 8.2. The Australian center said a stretch of seabed from 30 to 60 miles long and up to two miles deep apparently had ruptured, with one geological plate sliding over another.
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October 9, 1988 | Associated Press
A strong earthquake was recorded Saturday in the vicinity of Western Samoa, the Royal Hong Kong Observatory reported. The quake measured 6.8 on the Richter scale and was centered about 320 miles south of Apia in Western Samoa, a statement from the observatory said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake.
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