Earthquakes in SamoaIn Samoa there are very strong earthquakes with far-reaching consequences. Earthquakes with a magnitude of over 8.0 destroy numerous houses within a radius of several hundred kilometers and are causing great damage and devastation. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.
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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Samoa by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.
- May 10, 3:15 amMagnitude 4.8: 120 km south-southeast of Hihifo, Tonga at a depth of 35 km.
Earthquakes in Samoa since 1950The strongest earthquake in Samoa happened on 09/29/2009 in the region Samoa Islands with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|09/29/2009||Samoa Islands||10 km||8.1||0|
|09/28/2006||Samoa Islands||9 km||6.9||0|
|04/07/1995||Apia; American Samoa (Pago Pago; Niue)||56 km||7.4||0|
|09/01/1981||Apia; American Samoa (Pago Pago)||31 km||7.7||0|
|12/26/1975||Samoa Islands||38 km||7.8||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.