Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Tsunamis and Earthquakes
Preliminary Analysis of the September 29, 2009 Samoa Tsunami, Southwest Pacific Ocean
Preliminary simulation of tsunami, looking west
Preliminary simulation of the tsunami from the September 29, 2009 M=8.0 outer-rise earthquake between Samoa and Tonga. Viewpoint looks to the west. The first 42 minutes of propagation is shown.
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