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.
|Title||Field survey of the Samoa tsunami of 29 September 2009|
|Authors||Emile A. Okal, Hermann M. Fritz, Costas E. Synolakis, José C. Borrero, Robert Weiss, Patrick J. Lynett, Vasily V. Titov, Spyros Foteinis, Bruce E. Jaffe, Philip L-F. Liu, I-Chi Chan|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Seismological Research Letters|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Pacific Science Center|