Samoan Tsunami


This is the aftermath of the tsunami caused by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake.  This image shows the village of Fagasa.  The brown color shows where the tsunami came ashore and made its way inland.


This image shows the city of Pago Pago, the capital of American Samoa after the tsunami.  What once was a city park is now brown with mud while debris floats out in the harbor.


This image shows the propagation of the tsunami across the Pacific Ocean.  The epicenter of the quake was near the Samoan Islands and on this map is where the tsunami is the largest (red and orange).  As the tsunami travels across the ocean it slowly dissipates until reaching the ends of the Pacific.  Due to the large scale of this image, it does not represent the wave height at the Samoan Islands which has been recorded as significantly higher than 100 cm.


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