Tuesday, September 29, 2009


A tsunami warning was issued for New Zealand and other small Pacific islands after a major 8.3 magnitude quake struck in the ocean off American Samoa, U.S. government agencies said on Tuesday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center , a branch of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, issued a tsunami warning for Hawaii, Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Islands after the quake hit about 120 miles southwest of the remote Pacific island of American Samoa. It struck at a depth of 20.5 miles.

The bulletin estimated a tsunami, if powerful enough to reach Hawaii, would reach the island state approximately 1 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET). But it was just downgraded to a warning, but advice that no one should be alowed to go into the water at this time.


  1. WOW!!! we were just learning about Tsunamis in school. Bostan, NO going anywhere near the OCEAN!!!!

  2. I won't for now and i am glad nothing happened so far. But it would be interesting, but i was a bit worried for the people in American Samoa they got both a earth quake and tsunami

  3. Yeah, I am worried about them.


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