A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled the Samoa islands just before 6:30 this morning.
The United States Geological Survey says the quake occurred closer to Tonga than to Samoa.
It was centered 169 kilometres north northeast of Hihifo, Tonga, and 217 kilometres southwest of Apia.
The quake was recorded at a depth of 21.7 miles.
Brian Shiro of the Pacific Tsunami warning Center in Honolulu says the quake was widely felt because of its depth.
"It is not large enough to cause a tsunami and the earthquake had a little bit of depth to it which is why it was so widely felt because deeper earthquake often times are felt more widely."
Brian Shiro of the Pacific Tsunami warning Center in Honolulu.