Articles tagged "samoa"

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Samoa Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Samoa Islands / Tonga region at 16:06 UTC on March 17, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS initially reported it as M5.8. EMSC still reports it as M5.8 at a depth of 9 km...

March 17, 2020

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Swollen rivers strand residents in Samoa after heavy rain dumped by Tropical Cyclone "Wasi"

Residents of Savai'i in Samoa were left stranded after heavy rain dropped by Cyclone "Wasi" caused rivers to overflow during the weekend. Although no significant damage was reported, some rivers and roads remained inundated on Monday, February 24,...

February 24, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Gita" forms, very heavy rain falling on Samoa

Tropical Cyclone "Gita" formed Friday, February 9, 2018 near Samoa in South Pacific Ocean as the second named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The system is currently dumping very heavy rain on Samoa and producing strong winds....

February 09, 2018


Rare hailstorm hits Samoa

On Friday, September 16, 2016, the tropical nation of Samoa, Pacific Ocean experienced their second hailstorm since records began. The first one was in 2011. An unexpected hailstorm, accompanied by heavy rain and strong wind, hit the east side of Samoa on Friday...

September 19, 2016


Two very strong and shallow earthquakes M6.4 and M6.5 hit Samoa Islands region

Two very strong and shallow earthquakes with recorded magnitudes of 6.4 and 6.5 (USGS) were registered in Samoa Islands region on March 30, 2015 at 08:18 and 08:48 UTC, respectively. USGS is reporting depths of 11.5 and 15.5 km.Geoscience Australia's preliminary rep

March 30, 2015

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Strong and shallow earthquake M6.4 struck Samoa Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.4 (USGS) struck Samoa Islands region on June 29, 2014, at 15:52 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 9.7 km (6.0 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at depth of 27 km. Australian Geoscience reported M6.5 at depth of 35 km.Epicente

June 29, 2014


Tropical Cyclone Garry formed in South Pacific

The tenth tropical cyclone in the Southern Pacific Ocean season gained its strength north of Samoa in South Pacific Ocean. This tropical disturbance was named Garry (TC 10P) on January 22, 2013 as it was passing near Samoa. A gale warning remained  in effect for

January 22, 2013

Damage after Evan strike Samoa

Tropical Cyclone Evan leaves Samoa - heads toward Fiji and Vanuatu

Evan peaked with wind speeds of 110 km/h (nearly 70 mph), causing major damage in the Samoan capital of Apia and leaving three people dead and seven missing. Evan left about 3 000 people in shelters. The system is expected to slowly strengthen before it affects Fiji...

December 15, 2012