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Duration2009/09/29 A series of tsunamis smashed into the Pacific island nations of American and Western Samoa after a huge undersea quake off American Samoa.
Country or DistrictSamoa

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  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/10/04
    Death toll in Samoa has risen to 135, 8 still missing. 20 villages completely destroyed. An estimated 3,500 people are displaced. The Government of Samoa estimates the total damage at US$ 147.25 million.
  • OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/10/01
    As of 30 September, the Government of Samoa (GoS) reported 110 deaths and 146 injuries.
  • Earthquake Research Institute, the Univ. of Tokyo
    According to USGS, an Mw8.0 earthquake occurred off the Samoa Islands in the Pacific (15.56ºS, 172.07ºW, 18km deep) at 2:48am, September 30th, 2009 (Japan Time, 6:48am, Sept. 29th local time ).
    Due to the large magnitude and the shallow epicenter, there has been reports of tsunamis and deaths.
    Following is a quick report of the earthquake.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2009/10/01
    At least 83 people were killed in Samoa. At least 170 to 180 people were injured.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2009/09/30
    A tsunami that hit Western Samoa may have killed up to 100 people, with many more injured, Samoa\'s disaster management office said on Wednesday (30 September 2009).
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