Field survey of the Samoa tsunami of 29 September 2009

Seismological Research Letters
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On 29 September 2009, a strong earthquake took place south of the Samoa Islands in the southcentral Pacific. It triggered a local tsunami, which caused considerable damage and 189 fatalities on the Samoa Islands and in the northern Tonga archipelago. We present here the results of a tsunami survey conducted by an International Tsunami Survey Team in the Samoa Islands on 4-10 October 2009 and in northern Tonga on 25–27 November 2009.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Field survey of the Samoa tsunami of 29 September 2009
Series title Seismological Research Letters
DOI 10.1785/gssrl.81.4.577
Volume 81
Issue 4
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Seismological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Pacific Science Center
Description 15 p.
First page 577
Last page 591
Country American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga
Other Geospatial Manono, Manu'a Islands, Motu O Manu, Niuafo'ou, Niuatoputapu, Ofu, Olosega, Pacific Ocean, Rose Island, Savai'i, Swains, Tafahi, Ta'u, Tutuila, Upolu
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