Earthquake near Samoa

by Liza on Sep. 29th, 2009

A powerful earthquake (magnitude 7.9) hit near the Pacific island of Samoa this afternoon. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a warning for the Samoa Islands, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, and other Pacific islands as far away as Hawaii.

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Liza says:

Still no reports of damage or injuries, but the quake generated a 10' tsunami in the immediate area.

posted on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 1:40pm
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mdr says:

It first registered on the Seismofon down here on the 3rd floor of the museum as a 7.9 magnitude quake. But I see in the story they've upgraded it to a 8.0 magnitude quake. Either way, that's huge.

posted on Tue, 09/29/2009 - 2:42pm
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Anonymous says:

oh no!!! Fiji is being affected? Who is going to produce my Fiji water now??

posted on Sat, 11/28/2009 - 3:30pm
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Anonymous says:

so cool

posted on Sat, 12/26/2009 - 12:24pm

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