American Samoa's governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga has declared a State of Emergency following continued earthquake activity in the territory's Manu'a island group.
The governor's declaration which covers the entire territory is effective as of August 10, when the Emergency Operation Centers were activated by local authorities and follows Lemanu's site visit to Manu'a this week.
"The facts and evidence that have been gathered so far have supported a compelling reason to prioritise the protection of life and property," he said.
"By signing this Executive Order, I want to ensure that all local resources are made available to respond efficiently and effectively in case these eruptions worsen.
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