List of earthquakes in Samoa

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This is a list of earthquakes in Samoa:


Date Region Coords Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Comments
2009-09-29 15°31′S 172°02′W / 15.52°S 172.03°W / -15.52; -172.03 8.1 Mw 189 Hundreds Moderate tsunami
1977-04-02 16°42′S 172°06′W / 16.7°S 172.1°W / -16.7; -172.1 7.6 Ms VI Limited damage / tsunami NGDC
1917-06-25 15°05′S 173°00′W / 15.08°S 173°W / -15.08; -173 8.5 Mw Large tsunami
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  • NGDC (1972), Significant Earthquake Database (Data Set), National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K