Niuatoputapu – Mata'aho Airport", "Teams arrive on Tonga's Niuatoputapu at epicentre", "The death toll on a remote Tongan island has risen to nine", "Teams reach Tongan victims – Samoa tsunami – NZ Herald News", "Service held in Tonga for tsunami victims", "Seven confirmed dead from tsunami in Tonga", "Papeete measures 5 small waves during tsunami red alert", "French Polynesia will help islands hit by tsunami", "Surfer survived Samoa tsunami by riding out the waves", "PM John Key to view Samoan damage | Stuff.co.nz", "Tsunami toll could have been worse: Samoan PM – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)", "EC announces aid for Samoan tsunami victims – Foreign", "NZ Red Cross Aid Worker And Equipment to Samoa", "LDS Church continues Samoan relief efforts | Deseret News", "National Next of Kin Registry (NOKR) offers assistance", "ADRA NZ » Blog Archive » Samoa Disaster: ADRA Visits Villages, Meets Survivors", "Samoa appeal closes topping $3.5 millon", "Oxfam sets up rapid response emergency fund for Samoa", "Tsunami Claims Lives in Samoa, Warning Called Off for Most Countries in Region", "TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001 – PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS – ISSUED AT 1804Z SEP 29, 2009", "Quake, tsunami near American Samoa kills at least 22", "Highest tides expected near Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo as tsunami advisory prompts L.A. beach closures", "Earthquake List for Map of S Pacific Region", A family devastated by the tsunami – full interview, Tsunami stories of luck and sorrow at airport, Tsunami Animation: Samoan Islands, 29 September 2009, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2009_Samoa_earthquake_and_tsunami&oldid=969179663, Articles with dead external links from June 2016, Articles with dead external links from June 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Articles with dead external links from July 2010, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Aid funds are also being organised by the. The RIFT model takes earthquake information as input and calculates how the waves move through the world’s oceans, predicting their speed, wavelength, and amplitude. From the beginning the animation shows all coastlines covered by colored points. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The epicenter of the quake is shown in red. MDRWS001 - Final Report, Earthquake and tsunami Emergency appeal n°MDRWS001 Interim Final Report, Earthquake and tsunami Emergency appeal n°MDRWS001- Operations update n° 9. [10], Confirmed death tolls rose to 22 people, with many people still missing in the villages of Leone and Pago Pago. [11], The water system was also damaged in the earthquake, and the supply of fresh water to eastern parts of American Samoa has been disrupted due to broken water lines. An RNZAF C-130 Hercules with medical staff and supplies, makeshift morgues, stretchers, tents and food was sent on the 30th. The US Army Corps of Engineers, Army Geospatial Center, prepared an emergency webpage for geological, hydrological and trafficability information for relief engineering and humanitarian aid. Find latest updates on global humanitarian responses, Review: Samoa Red Cross Society Response to 29 September, 2009, The Government of Samoa estimates the damage at US$147.25 million. But by early Tuesday morning, residents and tourists were struck a devastating blow when a massive earthquake hit 120 miles off the coast of the islands, triggering a tsunami that killed hundreds. [6] Pacific Ring of Fire, Plate tectonics, Samoa, tsunami. Once again you manage to explain this issue in a way that makes it easy to understand (without being simplistic) and at the same time, really interesting. 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The RIFT model takes earthquake information as input and calculates how the waves move through the world’s oceans, predicting their speed, wavelength, and amplitude. From the beginning the animation shows all coastlines covered by colored points. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The epicenter of the quake is shown in red. MDRWS001 - Final Report, Earthquake and tsunami Emergency appeal n°MDRWS001 Interim Final Report, Earthquake and tsunami Emergency appeal n°MDRWS001- Operations update n° 9. [10], Confirmed death tolls rose to 22 people, with many people still missing in the villages of Leone and Pago Pago. [11], The water system was also damaged in the earthquake, and the supply of fresh water to eastern parts of American Samoa has been disrupted due to broken water lines. An RNZAF C-130 Hercules with medical staff and supplies, makeshift morgues, stretchers, tents and food was sent on the 30th. The US Army Corps of Engineers, Army Geospatial Center, prepared an emergency webpage for geological, hydrological and trafficability information for relief engineering and humanitarian aid. Find latest updates on global humanitarian responses, Review: Samoa Red Cross Society Response to 29 September, 2009, The Government of Samoa estimates the damage at US$147.25 million. But by early Tuesday morning, residents and tourists were struck a devastating blow when a massive earthquake hit 120 miles off the coast of the islands, triggering a tsunami that killed hundreds. [6] Pacific Ring of Fire, Plate tectonics, Samoa, tsunami. Once again you manage to explain this issue in a way that makes it easy to understand (without being simplistic) and at the same time, really interesting. 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The RIFT model takes earthquake information as input and calculates how the waves move through the world’s oceans, predicting their speed, wavelength, and amplitude. From the beginning the animation shows all coastlines covered by colored points. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The epicenter of the quake is shown in red. MDRWS001 - Final Report, Earthquake and tsunami Emergency appeal n°MDRWS001 Interim Final Report, Earthquake and tsunami Emergency appeal n°MDRWS001- Operations update n° 9. [10], Confirmed death tolls rose to 22 people, with many people still missing in the villages of Leone and Pago Pago. [11], The water system was also damaged in the earthquake, and the supply of fresh water to eastern parts of American Samoa has been disrupted due to broken water lines. An RNZAF C-130 Hercules with medical staff and supplies, makeshift morgues, stretchers, tents and food was sent on the 30th. The US Army Corps of Engineers, Army Geospatial Center, prepared an emergency webpage for geological, hydrological and trafficability information for relief engineering and humanitarian aid. Find latest updates on global humanitarian responses, Review: Samoa Red Cross Society Response to 29 September, 2009, The Government of Samoa estimates the damage at US$147.25 million. But by early Tuesday morning, residents and tourists were struck a devastating blow when a massive earthquake hit 120 miles off the coast of the islands, triggering a tsunami that killed hundreds. [6] Pacific Ring of Fire, Plate tectonics, Samoa, tsunami. Once again you manage to explain this issue in a way that makes it easy to understand (without being simplistic) and at the same time, really interesting. 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Samoa was hit by a tsunami and earthquake on 29 September 2009. [47], In the Marquesas Islands, some bays were nearly emptied of their water before a wave crashed back in and refilled the area. This is a facinating and very informative blog entry. Prime Minister Malielegaoi lost two relatives in the tsunami, including the daughter of one of his nieces. [58], A tsunami warning was initially issued for American Samoa, Samoa, Niue, Wallis and Futuna, Tokelau, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Kermadec Islands, Fiji, Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Palmyra Island, Vanuatu, Nauru, Marshall Islands, and Solomon Islands. The largest seems to have been at least 4 meters in height. 1 doctor, 2 nurses and one logistics expert, all members of our emergency medical staff will carry a total of 600 kg [sic] of medical material that will be dispatched locally by the FRANZ authorities. According to measurements from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the magnitude 8.0 quake hit at 6:48 a.m. about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Apia, the capital of Samoa. [47] Residents of the Society Islands, which include the tourist resort areas of Tahiti and Moorea, were advised to move above 5 m (16 ft) above sea level, for safety. The Sa'Moana Resort is in the village of Salamumu. As I write this, information on the Indonesian quake is still scarce (it took place only a few hours ago.) Samoa. A further 7 RNZAF and 2 Royal Australian Air Force Hercules flights were made, and a RAAF C-17 Globemaster also provided airlift support to ferry relief supplies. Residents across French Polynesia were advised to avoid valleys and bays, tie up watercraft and listen to Réseau France Outre-mer (RFO) for further instruction. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center recorded a 3-inch (76 mm) rise in sea levels near the epicenter, and New Zealand scientists determined that the waves measured 14 metres (46 ft) at their highest on the Samoan coast. PTWC issued its first tsunami warning several minutes later for Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, and other nearby island groups. [34], There were no reports of any damage to Vavaʻu island group or to the main island of Tongatapu, where the capital, Nukuʻalofa, is. A tsunami is a series of waves, not just a single wave. People took precautions in the low-lying atolls of Tokelau and moved to higher ground. [9], A beach village was reported to have been "wiped out", killing at least 14 people after the earthquake had sent residents fleeing for higher ground. Location of the earthquake epicenter and Samoa. [37], The main impact in Tonga was in the northern part of the island kingdom where there were deaths, injuries and extensive damage[38] on Niuatoputapu, a flat coral island[39] 500 km north of the main island Tongatapu, and reportedly closest to the epicentre of the earthquake. [34], On 2 October 2009, an estimated 3000 people were homeless and seeking refuge in shelters set up around the worst-affected villages. Yesterday’s Samoa earthquake was caused by movement at the boundary of the Australian and Pacific plates. A tsunami was generated from the earthquake which caused substantial damage and loss of life in Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga. Learn how your comment data is processed. [24], A number of tourist resorts are located on Upolu's south coast. [27], The eastern part of the island remains without power or water supplies after the earthquake. [33] [47], High Commissioner Adolphe Colrat cancelled the tsunami red alert at 12:03 pm on Tuesday for all areas of French Polynesia except the Marquesas. [18] Journalist Cherelle Jackson reported that the city quickly emptied in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, "All the schools, workplaces everyone has walked up – it's like a ghost town. The monument is called the Healing Garden. This map is based on the Google Map 'Samoa Earthquake zone.' [9] The water flowed inland about 100 yd (100 m) before receding, leaving some cars stuck in the mud. Open training opportunities in the humanitarian field. In Lepa, only the church and the village's welcome sign remained standing following the tsunami. This tsunami was generated by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands on September 29, 2009. A tsunami was generated from the earthquake which caused substantial damage and loss of life in Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga. Click above to see the source map. Toward the end of this simulated 48 hours of activity the wave animation will transition to the “energy map” of a mathematical surface representing the maximum rise in sea-level on the open ocean caused by the tsunami, a pattern that indicates that the kinetic energy of the tsunami was not distributed evenly across the oceans but instead forms a highly directional “beam” such that the tsunami was far more severe in the middle of the “beam” of energy than on its sides. [11] A new power plant at Satala is expected to be commissioned on 25 May 2017. [51] Air New Zealand arranged for larger Boeing 777 aircraft to carry in relief workers and evacuate tourists to Auckland, and fly the Samoan Prime Minister back to his country. [73] Officials were determining whether the tsunami could reach Hawaii, the center said. This movement doesn’t take place smoothly, but rather in a series of jolts, which produce earthquakes. [22] [47] Five small tsunami waves, measuring 25–70 cm (10–28 in) were recorded off the coast of Papeete, Tahiti, between 11:10 am and 12 noon local time on Tuesday. Samoa. [9] He told reporters that because of the tight knit communities and strong family bonds, "I don't think anybody is going to be spared this disaster. [47] The first tsunami wave at 11:10 am measured 25 cm (10 in), while the second recorded wave was measured at 35 cm (14 in) at 11:23 am[47] The waves gradually increased in size, with the fifth, and last wave, being recorded at 70 cm (28 in) tall at 12:03 pm. This tsunami was generated by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands on September 29, 2009. Access your account or create a new one for additional features or to post job or training opportunities. [57], Other aid came from concerned individuals and groups throughout the world, namely New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Canada. [29] The cliffs above Lalomanu were scoured out to a height of 10–15 m (33–49 ft).[30]. [9] Other media had earlier reported 10 people killed in Tonga. [77][78] Shocks with magnitude 6.0 or higher are highlighted in light blue. [44], Other reports outlined coastal damage from a 13-foot (4.0 m) wave on the islands. For an excellent explanation of plate tectonics, including lots of good maps and diagrams, see the USGS online publication This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics. [52][53][54] The New Zealand government also pledged over NZ$12 million for relief efforts.[55]. [44] 289 families lived in residences which escaped damage in the disaster. These false-color satellite images show damage to vegetation on Upolu’s coast. The New Zealand Red Cross appeal raised donations amounting to almost NZ$3.5 million. Leone a small village on a bay was particularly hard-hit. At 6 am on September 7th, new traffic rules came into effect requiring Samoan motorists to drive on the left side of the road rather than the right. The impact a tsunami has depends not only on the size of the tsunami itself, but also on the shape of the ocean floor, and the nature of the coastline (a tsunami striking a cliff wouldn’t do much damage, whereas if the same wave hit a gently sloping coastline it might inundate large areas of land.) The submarine earthquake occurred in an extensional environment and had a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). 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The RIFT model takes earthquake information as input and calculates how the waves move through the world’s oceans, predicting their speed, wavelength, and amplitude. From the beginning the animation shows all coastlines covered by colored points. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The epicenter of the quake is shown in red. MDRWS001 - Final Report, Earthquake and tsunami Emergency appeal n°MDRWS001 Interim Final Report, Earthquake and tsunami Emergency appeal n°MDRWS001- Operations update n° 9. [10], Confirmed death tolls rose to 22 people, with many people still missing in the villages of Leone and Pago Pago. [11], The water system was also damaged in the earthquake, and the supply of fresh water to eastern parts of American Samoa has been disrupted due to broken water lines. An RNZAF C-130 Hercules with medical staff and supplies, makeshift morgues, stretchers, tents and food was sent on the 30th. The US Army Corps of Engineers, Army Geospatial Center, prepared an emergency webpage for geological, hydrological and trafficability information for relief engineering and humanitarian aid. Find latest updates on global humanitarian responses, Review: Samoa Red Cross Society Response to 29 September, 2009, The Government of Samoa estimates the damage at US$147.25 million. But by early Tuesday morning, residents and tourists were struck a devastating blow when a massive earthquake hit 120 miles off the coast of the islands, triggering a tsunami that killed hundreds. [6] Pacific Ring of Fire, Plate tectonics, Samoa, tsunami. Once again you manage to explain this issue in a way that makes it easy to understand (without being simplistic) and at the same time, really interesting.

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