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Tsunami in Samoa Islands

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Type of Event:
Tsunami
Location of Event:
Samoa Islands
Date of Charter Activation:
30/09/2009
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of UNOCHA/Pacific
Project Management:
Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Description of the event

More than 120 people died when a series of tsunamis, triggered by a magnitude-8.0 earthquake, swept across the South Pacific.
The south coast of Samoa's main island Upolu has been devastated.

Tsunami damages in Satupaiteia village, Palauli, Saval'i island, Samoa.

Source: Formosat-2, SPOT-5
Acquired: from 30/09/2009 to 03/10/2009 (Formosat-2), 04/10/2009 (SPOT-5)

Copyright: NSPO-2009, SPOT Image 2009, USGS, NGA, WDPA.
Image processing, map created by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Overview of tsunami damages on Tutuila Island, American Samoa.
Areas of likely building and vegetation damages.

Source: Formosat-2
Acquired: 2-3/10/2009

Copyright: USGS, METI & NASA
Image processing, map created 20/10/2009 by UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Tsunami damages in Poloa Village, Lealataua, Tutuila Island, American Samoa.

Source: Formosat-2
Acquired: 2-3/10/2009

Copyright: USGS, METI & NASA 2009
Image processing, map created 20/10/2009 by UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Tsunami damages in Se'etaga Village, Lealataua, Tutuila Island, American Samoa.

Source: Formosat-2
Acquired: 2-3/10/2009

Copyright: USGS, METI & NASA 2009
Image processing, map created 20/10/2009 by UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Tsunami damags to port facility in Fagatogo, Ma'oputasi, Tutuila Island, American Samoa.

Source: Formosat-2
Acquired: 2-3/10/2009

Copyright: USGS, METI & NASA 2009
Image processing, map created 20/10/2009 by UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Overview of tsunami damages on Saval'i & Upolu Islands, Samoa.

Source: Formosat-2, SPOT-5
Acquired: 30/09 – 3/10/2009

Copyright: METI & NASA 2009, SPOT Image 2009
Image processing, map created 11/10/2009 by UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Tsunami damages in Gautauai Village, Palauli, Saval'i Island, Samoa.

Source: Formosat-2, SPOT-5
Acquired: 30/09/2009 – 4/10/2009

Copyright: METI & NASA 2009, SPOT Image 2009
Image processing, map created 11/10/2009 by UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Tsunami damages in Salelologa Village, Fa'asaleleaga, Saval'i Island, Samoa.

Source: Formosat-2, SPOT-5
Acquired: 30/09/2009 – 4/10/2009

Copyright: METI & NASA 2009, SPOT Image 2009
Image processing, map created 11/10/2009 by UNITAR / UNOSAT.

Tsunami damages in Satao Village, Tuamasaga, Upolu Island, Samoa.

Source: Formosat-2, SPOT-5
Acquired: 30/09/2009 – 4/10/2009

Copyright: METI & NASA 2009, SPOT Image 2009
Image processing, map created 11/10/2009 by UNITAR / UNOSAT.