Nature: Earthquake Samoa
|born on||29 September 2009 at 06:48 (= 06:48 AM )|
|Place||near Hihifo, Tonga, 15s36, 172w06|
|Timezone||NAT h11w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||06°43' 15°09 Asc. 16°40'|
Earthquake near Samoa and Tonga with a magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter Scale. The earthquake triggered giant tsunami tidal waves that washed over villages, killing and injuring residents and leveling property on the islands of the area.
PT quotes USGS for time at epicenter. The USGS gives the epicenter at 185 km (115 miles) ENE of Hihifo, Tonga and 200 km (125 miles) S of APIA, Samoa
- Mundane : Disasters : Natural Disasters