Latest Samoa earthquake Stories

2014-02-14 11:01:51

Experience in American Samoa could be replicated elsewhere When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided effective disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide, according to a study from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The study found that following the tsunami, residents of the remote U.S. territory in the South Pacific relied on Fa'aSamoa or The...

2013-06-25 23:00:47

Seven new diesel generators will replace the tsunami-destroyed Satala Power Plant. Morristown, N.J. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) has won a $36 million contract to help rebuild the Satala Power Plant in Pago Pago, American Samoa, destroyed in the September 2009 tsunami. The contract, awarded by the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA), is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s three-tiered approach to replacing the plant, which previously...

2010-02-27 16:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --International Medical Corps is monitoring the situation in Chile and in areas in the Pacific basin where tsunami warnings have been issued, following an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck early Saturday. Emergency Response Teams are preparing to deploy to Chile and potential tsunami areas, and are gathering the necessary medicines and supplies. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. local time and was centered about 70 miles from Concepcion,...

2009-10-01 14:15:00

Experts say American Samoa was the victim of a perfect storm during the recent tsunami that has resulted in a death toll of 150 people and rising. The region was subject to a massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake that triggered strong winds and enormous ocean waves. Because it occurred in the ocean floor beneath deep water, the waves were larger and it quickly gained more speed and power. "Put that all together and there was less than 25 minutes, maybe as little as 13 minutes, between the ground...

2009-09-30 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is on the ground in American Samoa where a tsunami swept across the island after a powerful earthquake hit the South Pacific. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) After yesterday's 8.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami, a significant portion of American Samoa is without power or water. Damage is widespread. Red Cross has dozens of volunteers already providing food and supplies...

2009-09-30 10:40:00

An earthquake with a magnitude of between 8.0 and 8.3 sparked a powerful tsunami in the South Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa, resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people. In Samoa, at least 77 deaths have been reported due to the massive tsunami, more than 25 are dead in Samoa and at least 6 deaths have been reported in Tonga. The Samoa islands hold a population of about 250,000 people. Four overseas visitors have been reported dead, according to Tuila'epe Sailele...

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