Nature: Earthquake Samoa

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Nature: Earthquake Samoa Gender: N/A
born on 29 September 2009 at 06:48 (= 06:48 AM )
Place near Hihifo, Tonga, 15s36, 172w06
Timezone NAT h11w (is standard time)
Data source
Timed official source; 00:00:01 legal
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°09 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 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.


Source Notes

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