M 5.6 in Samoa on 22 Sep 2019 07:32 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1188280
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 8.61 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.5519 , -173.1298
Event Date: 22 Sep 2019 07:32 UTC
21 Sep 2019 19:32 Local
Exposed Population: About 800 people within 100km
Inserted at: 23 Sep 2019 07:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Samoa)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us60005ly5 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 7 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

samoa Rebuilding on Saleapaga coast after the tsunami By Sapeer Mayron ... Thu, 26 Sep 2019 06:17:00 +0200.

Nearly ten years after the 2009 tsunami wiped out his village and his parent’s beach fale resort, Manusina, in Saleapaga, Taleo Vaaiga, has never told his children what happened. He and his wife Leilani Vaaiga had three children back then a
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samoa Pastoral care akin to mental health counselling By Sapeer Mayron ... Thu, 26 Sep 2019 01:39:00 +0200.

Samoa’s own religious workforce was essential to recovery from the 2009 tsunami, Samoan counsellor and researcher, Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese believes. Alongside several other mental health workers, Taimalieutu was one of the first pairs of
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samoa Despite trauma, research shows high levels of wellbeing in tsuna ... Thu, 26 Sep 2019 00:04:00 +0200.

Even two years after the events of the 29 th September 2009, survivors were in surprisingly good spirits despite showing gravely high levels of trauma, research reports. When youth who scored highly on trauma questionnaires were asked about
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SAMOA FAMILY REBUILDING LOST ‘RESORT’Wed, 25 Sep 2019 08:05:00 +0200.

Taufua Beach Fales targets 2010 reopening. By Mata’afa Keni Lesa APIA, Samoa (Samoa Observer, Oct. 6, 2009) - Fuimaono Talia and his brother Reverend Matu΄u Taufua say their Beach Fales will be back next year. Mark September 29, 2010 on you
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),