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2009 Samoa Islands, Samoa Images

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At least 149 people killed in Samoa, 34 killed in American Samoa and 9 killed, 7 injured and 500 displaced on Niuatoputapu, Tonga. Widespread damage to infrastructure occurred at Pago Pago, American Samoa, in many parts of Samoa and on Niuatoputapu, Tonga. Nearly all of the casualties and damage was caused by large tsunamis, with run up heights of 12 meters at Poloa, 7 meters at Pago Pago and Tula, American Samoa and 3 meters on Niuatoputapu. Felt in much of American Samoa, Samoa and northern Tonga and as far away as Wallis and Futuna Islands.
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  • Natural Hazards Image Database (search)
    Collection of damage and geological images resulting from natural hazards, specifically tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanoes.
Download Data
  • Event Description (download)
    Natural hazard event (tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption or other geological hazard) description, image thumbnails, map, links to metadata and details from the NGDC Hazards databases
  • Keyhole Markup Language (KML) (download)
    Event epicenter and image locations
Distribution Formats
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
Distributor Hazards Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI> National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
haz.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Hazards Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI> National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
haz.info@noaa.gov
Documentation links not available.
Date(s)
  • creation: 2012-02-01
Data Presentation Form: Digital image
Dataset Progress Status On Going
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Purpose: To provide long-term scientific data stewardship for the Nation's geophysical data, ensuring quality, integrity, and accessibility
Use Limitations
  • Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: 2009 Samoa Islands, Samoa). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
Dataset acknowledgements not available.
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: -15.489
S: -15.489
E: -172.095
W: -172.095
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > Natural Hazards > Geological Hazards
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Other Constraints Please cite the original source when using these data. Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Fees Fee information not available.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2015-10-14
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