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Magnitude 7.9 - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
USGS ^ | 9/28 | USGS

Posted on 09/29/2009 11:12:31 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9

Magnitude 7.9 Date-Time

* Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 17:48:14 UTC * Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 06:48:14 AM at epicenter

Location 15.554°S, 172.141°W Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program Region SAMOA ISLANDS REGION Distances

* 199 km (124 miles) SSW (192°) from APIA, Samoa * 211 km (131 miles) SW (227°) from PAGO PAGO, American Samoa * 396 km (246 miles) NNE (30°) from Neiafu, Tonga * 2415 km (1501 miles) W (272°) from PAPEETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.9 km (7.4 miles); depth fixed by location program Parameters NST= 59, Nph= 59, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.29 sec, Gp= 54°, M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7 Source

* U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

Event ID us2009mdbi


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: americansamoa; earthquake; eartquake; ringoffire; samoa; tsumani
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1 posted on 09/29/2009 11:12:31 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Ruh roh.


2 posted on 09/29/2009 11:13:58 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Wow, that’s a big one for sure ...


3 posted on 09/29/2009 11:13:59 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Wow! 7.9

Any tsunami alerts yet?


4 posted on 09/29/2009 11:14:39 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Enterprise

Were I in Hawaii and heard of this, I think I’d take a few steps back from Waikiki Beach...


5 posted on 09/29/2009 11:15:28 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not an Obama "Administration"....it's a "Regime")
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Wow


6 posted on 09/29/2009 11:15:48 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
Holy Moly!!
7 posted on 09/29/2009 11:15:53 AM PDT by blam
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Survivor is filming there. Any talk of a Sunami?


8 posted on 09/29/2009 11:16:32 AM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Bttt


9 posted on 09/29/2009 11:16:47 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: ErnBatavia

“Were I in Hawaii and heard of this, I think I’d take a few steps back from Waikiki Beach...”

Yeah, and more than a ‘few’.


10 posted on 09/29/2009 11:17:19 AM PDT by 444Flyer ( "Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."--Mignon McLaughlin)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
805 AM HST TUE SEP 29 2009

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
0805 AM HST.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0748 AM HST 29 SEP 2009
COORDINATES - 15.3 SOUTH 171.0 WEST
LOCATION - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
MAGNITUDE - 7.9 MOMENT

EVALUATION

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY
THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN
FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

0111 PM HST TUE 29 SEP 2009

MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.


11 posted on 09/29/2009 11:17:21 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Tree of Liberty)
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12 posted on 09/29/2009 11:17:44 AM PDT by blam
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Yikes! 7.9?!


13 posted on 09/29/2009 11:17:50 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: ErnBatavia

And if I saw the water suddenly flow out I would be doing more than stepping back a few feet.


14 posted on 09/29/2009 11:18:02 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Blueflag
TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED FOR AMERICAN SAMOA, SAMOA, NIEU, WALLIS-FUTUNA. http://www.bnonews.com/
15 posted on 09/29/2009 11:18:43 AM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Prayers sent.


16 posted on 09/29/2009 11:19:42 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.)
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To: 444Flyer

Screw Hawaii, what about Australia!??!


17 posted on 09/29/2009 11:19:42 AM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Starkist Stock will take a hit!


18 posted on 09/29/2009 11:19:43 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

19 posted on 09/29/2009 11:19:44 AM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: ErnBatavia
Were I in Hawaii and heard of this, I think I’d take a few steps back from Waikiki Beach...

Yeah, like Reno.

20 posted on 09/29/2009 11:20:21 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: ErnBatavia

There is a watch for Hawaii, but no warning yet. /the earliest a tsunami would hit Hawaii is 1:11 PM HST (a few hours from now).

This was a pretty deep eq, tho.
......Bob


21 posted on 09/29/2009 11:20:24 AM PDT by Lokibob (When handed lemons...Refuse to sign for them. Life's lemons can't be delivered without a signature.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
Wait, does this mean that Obama's Birth Certificate is in danger?

"Uh, the tsunami ate it..."

22 posted on 09/29/2009 11:20:33 AM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: Marty62

Survivor is filming there. Any talk of a Sunami?”

Are they still filming? I thought they had everything in the ‘can’ before they start the actual show we see.

Anyone got more info?


23 posted on 09/29/2009 11:21:43 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: JillValentine

ping


24 posted on 09/29/2009 11:21:54 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: gura

My thoughts exactly. I’m trying to find out.


25 posted on 09/29/2009 11:22:50 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: Blueflag

26 posted on 09/29/2009 11:23:27 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 251 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: gura

I’m ignorant about the directions a tsunami might go- wouldn’t this also be a concern for New Zealand and/or Australia?


27 posted on 09/29/2009 11:23:39 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Thanks for posting this. I just called my daughter who is living in Hawaii with her husband and son.


28 posted on 09/29/2009 11:24:31 AM PDT by syriacus (Obama wants to "monologue" with us -- 24/7.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Just got my National Geographic Wold Map in the mail yesterday and it shows a whole gaggle of populated islands all around Samoa. If there is a big tsunami, and I understand one can move at some 600 miles per hour, most of those islands are already toast.

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami was caused by an undersea earthquake with a magnitude of between 9.1 and 9.3, but a 7.9 one I understand is capable of producing a killer wave also.

Prayers for those in its wake—

29 posted on 09/29/2009 11:24:56 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: gura
Text of tsunami warning here:
30 posted on 09/29/2009 11:25:09 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: shaggy eel; DieHard the Hunter

Head’s up!

(Surf’s up!)


31 posted on 09/29/2009 11:25:39 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 251 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: SE Mom
Yeah -- big Time.

Link of tsunami warning here

32 posted on 09/29/2009 11:26:42 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Oh Sh!*


33 posted on 09/29/2009 11:27:54 AM PDT by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: Bender2

Prayers


34 posted on 09/29/2009 11:28:22 AM PDT by txhurl (Re-founding kids: Giles and O'Keefe.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Yep—that’s a nasty one. When I was stationed in Guam in 1993, we had one measured at 7.8. That was bad enough, thanks.


35 posted on 09/29/2009 11:30:09 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: gura
Don't forget New Zealand.
36 posted on 09/29/2009 11:30:54 AM PDT by 444Flyer ( "Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."--Mignon McLaughlin)
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To: txhurl
Do anybody know of any Samoan FReepers?

Prayers for all in the area.

37 posted on 09/29/2009 11:30:57 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
A Living Breathing Planet and a "Ring of Fire"


39 posted on 09/29/2009 11:36:16 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: Bender2

I can’t think of any.... wait. I think we have one. AmericanSamoan?


40 posted on 09/29/2009 11:38:12 AM PDT by txhurl (Re-founding kids: Giles and O'Keefe.)
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To: blam
Man, those Solomon’s have been active of late also.
41 posted on 09/29/2009 11:38:14 AM PDT by 444Flyer ( "Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."--Mignon McLaughlin)
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To: txhurl

Just searched for “AmericanSamoan” and got “Nothing matched your criteria”


42 posted on 09/29/2009 11:43:04 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2009/09/29/424649/01/ttvu424649-01.jpg


43 posted on 09/29/2009 11:44:14 AM PDT by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Prayers!


44 posted on 09/29/2009 11:45:20 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: blam

http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/TaylorsMistake/webcams/180 Things look normal there.


45 posted on 09/29/2009 11:45:52 AM PDT by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Hi, how are you.


46 posted on 09/29/2009 11:46:59 AM PDT by angcat ("I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee.")
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To: txhurl
Two other threads posted:

7.9 Earthquake hits Samoa Islands at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2350931/posts

and 7.9 Earthquake Strikes 120 Miles Off of American Samoa at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2350933/posts

and neither have anyone posting from the area.

47 posted on 09/29/2009 11:49:11 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Just read on one of the many posted links that New Zealand is now under a tsunami warning (as well as several other islands) and I’m wondering if it’s like the watches/warnings we get in Florida for hurricanes etc. A watch means- be on the lookout- you’re in the cone of possibility- a warning means- it’s coming for you. Do you know if it’s the same for tsunamis?


48 posted on 09/29/2009 11:50:08 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: ridesthemiles; Marty62

They’re done filming. They always finish filming several weeks before they start the show. Survivor 20 is being filmed in Samoa too, but they filmed that one right after the current season, so they’re done with that one also.


49 posted on 09/29/2009 11:52:29 AM PDT by JillValentine (I dream of the day when 'Obama' ceases to be a Pavlovian word.)
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To: SE Mom

It means that the quake was big enough to generate a significant Tsunami. It doesn’t mean that it did. Only that it could. So they err on the side of caution. It was only 20 miles down, which is both shallow and fairly deep at the same time.


50 posted on 09/29/2009 11:54:05 AM PDT by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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