2009 Samoan earthquake and tsunami

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2009 Samoan earthquake and tsunami

Yes, there was a warning about the Tsunami but they didn’t mention anything about the earthquake. 18 kilometres (11 mill)15.509°S 172.034°W

The Earthquake was 8.1 MagnitudeYes, there was 10 aftershocks and the measurements were 8.1, 5.6, 5.6, 5.6, 5.5, 5.9, 5.7, 6.1, 6.3, and 6.9. Those aftershocks occurred on the same day and three days after the original earthquake. Who was affected well it mainly was Samoan residents but there was quite more American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesian and New Zealand.The damage was horrifying rubbish, death and much more. It was one of the most terrifying days of their lives. Schools were closed, Children were petrified and parents were very stricken. The local residents were very stricken for the last 10 days.

There was a 2009 Earthquake in Samoa and there was a lot of injuries, rubbish and collapsed buildings.It happened on the 29th of September 2009.It mainly happened in Samoa but also effected other countries such as American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesian and New Zealand.

WHAT, WHEN WHERE

Where was the epicentre placed? How deep was the earthquake? Was there any warnings about the Earthquake or Tsunami?

PREPARE, CAUSE AND CAUSALITIES

2009 SAMOAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

WHO, SIZE, AFTERSHOCK AND DAMAGE

Prepare Yourself and Your Family1. React Safely 2. Take cover3. Survive on your own4. Stay in contact5. Care for people, pets and propertyEarthquakes are usually caused when rock underground suddenly breaks along a fault. This then releases energy that causes the seismic waves that make the ground shake. When two blocks of rock or two plates are rubbing against each other, they stick a little.At least 189 fatalities and hundreds of injuries.


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