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Lower Left Latitude/Longitude: 23.9 S°, 175.3 W°
Upper Right Latitude/Longitude: 11.9 S°, 163.3 W°
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Hazards

Current Hazards

Recent Earthquakes (Past 7 Days)
Date(UTC) Magnitude Depth(Km) Region Lat/Long
None found for the area chosen.        
Active Tropical Storms (Current and 3-day Forecast Positions)
Name Advisory Date(UTC) Wind Speed Wind Gusts Heading Track Speed Status Pressure Lat / Long
TUNI 29-Nov-2015 40.0 52.0 SE 7.0 Tropical Storm mb 17.9 S / 169.3 W
Active Volcanoes
Name Region Activity Primary Observatory More Information Last Updated Lat/Long
Tofua Tonga Unknown   GVP Site Link Wed Jul 20 07:56:17 HST 2011 19.75° S / 175.07° W
West Mata Tonga Unknown   GVP Site Link Thu May 21 00:00:00 HST 2009 15.1° S / 173.75° W
Recent Hotspots (Fire)
Date of First Obs(UTC) Date of Last Obs(UTC) Description Mean Lat. Mean Long.
None found for the area chosen.        

Historical Hazards

Historical Earthquakes
(Resulting in significant damage or deaths)

Last 50 Years
Count
9
5 Most Recent Earthquakes
Date(UTC) Magnitude Depth(Km) Intensity Deaths Location Lat / Long
Sep 29 2009 00:17 8.0 18 0 SAMOA ISLANDS 15.49° S / 172.1° W
Mar 19 2009 00:18 7.6 34 0 TONGA ISLANDS 23.05° S / 174.66° W
Sep 28 2006 00:06 6.9 28 4 0 SAMOA ISLANDS 16.59° S / 172.03° W
May 03 2006 00:15 7.9 55 7 0 TONGA ISLANDS 20.19° S / 174.12° W
Apr 07 1995 00:22 7.4 21 0 SAMOA: APIA; AMERICAN SAMOA: PAGO PAGO; NIUE 15.2° S / 173.53° W
5 Largest Earthquakes
Date(UTC) Magnitude Depth(Km) Intensity Deaths Location Lat / Long
Jun 26 1917 00:05 8.3 25 0 SAMOA ISLANDS 15.5° S / 173.0° W
Apr 30 1919 00:07 8.3 25 0 TONGA ISLANDS 19.0° S / 172.5° W
Nov 18 1865 00:00 8.0 0 0 TONGA ISLANDS 19.5° S / 173.5° W
Sep 29 2009 00:17 8.0 18 0 SAMOA ISLANDS 15.49° S / 172.1° W
Jan 04 1903 00:05 8.0 400 0 TONGA ISLANDS 20.0° S / 175.0° W

Volcanic Eruptions
Note: Historical eruptions data last updated in year 2000.

Last 100 Years Eruptions
Count
12
5 Most Recent Eruptions
Name Date(UTC) Magnitude Location Lat / Long
UNNAMED Jan 08 1999 00:00 1.0 TONGA 21.08° S / 175.02° W
METIS SHOAL Dec 06 1995 00:00 2.0 TONGA-SW PACIFIC 19.18° S / 174.86° W
FONUALEI Dec 14 1979 00:00 1.0 TONGA-SW PACIFIC 18.01° S / 174.32° W
METIS SHOAL Dec 10 1979 00:00 2.0 TONGA-SW PACIFIC 19.18° S / 174.86° W
FONUALEI Dec 16 1974 00:00 2.0 TONGA-SW PACIFIC 18.01° S / 174.32° W

Tsunami Runups
Note: For each Tsunami event, there may be many locations of recorded runups of the same date for the chosen area.
To avoid duplicate results, the Regional Reporter tool applies a filter to display only one result per tsunami event.

5 Most Recent Tsunami Runups
Date(UTC) Country Location Runup(meters) Deaths Lat / Long
Mar 11 2011 15:01 USA TERRITORY PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA 0.5   14.3° S / 170.7° W
Feb 27 2010 20:30 USA TERRITORY PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA 0.4 0 14.28° S / 170.68° W
Sep 29 2009 17:59 USA TERRITORY PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA 2.2 34 14.28° S / 170.68° W
Aug 15 2007 13:57 USA TERRITORY PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA 0.2 0 14.28° S / 170.68° W
Jan 13 2007 00:00 USA TERRITORY PAGO PAGO, AMERICAN SAMOA 0.1 0 14.28° S / 170.68° W
5 Largest Tsunami Runups
Date(UTC) Country Location Runup(meters) Deaths Lat / Long
Sep 29 2009 00:00 TONGA Tafahi 2, Tafahi Island 22.4 0 15.85° S / 173.75° W
Jun 26 1917 00:00 SAMOA SAMOA, SOUTH COAST 12.2 0 14.05° S / 171.6° W
May 01 1917 00:00 SAMOA SAMOA ISLANDS 12.2 0 13.82° S / 171.75° W
May 22 1960 00:00 SAMOA UPOLU ISLAND 4.9 0 13.92° S / 171.75° W
Oct 06 1907 00:00 SAMOA SAVAII ISLAND 3.6 0 13.47° S / 172.4° W

Large Wildfires

(Greater than 40 sq. km.)
Start Date(UTC) End Date(UTC) Intensity Size (sq. km.) Mean Lat. Mean Long.
None found for the area chosen.          

Earthquake Intensity Zones

Probable maximum MMI intensity once in 50 years
Maximum Zone
Magnitude V and below

Storm Intensity Zones

Wind Speed with a 10% chance of occurring within 10 years
Maximum Zone (km/hr)
250+

Demography

Population 2001
Total Population Maximum Density (ppl/km2)
341,183 21,623
Population 2002
Total Population Maximum Density (ppl/km2)
349,268 12,669
Population 2006
Total Population Maximum Density (ppl/km2)
345,059 10,970
Population 2007
Total Population Maximum Density (ppl/km2)
384,403 13,230
Countries
Country
American Samoa
Niue
Samoa
Tonga
Major Cities
Country Name Population Status Lat / Long
American Samoa Pago Pago Less than 50,000 Provincial capital 14.27° S / 170.7° W
Niue Alofi Less than 50,000 Provincial capital 19.02° S / 169.92° W
Samoa Apia Less than 50,000 National capital 13.84° S / 171.74° W
Tonga Nuku' alofa Less than 50,000 National capital 21.13° S / 175.25° W

Infrastructure

Airports
Name Type Elevation (Ft.) Link Lat / Long
FUA AMOTU INTL Active airport without required facilities for civil or military use 00126 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=NFTF 21.24° S / 175.15° W
HAAPAI Active airport without required facilities for civil or military use 00040 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=NFTL 19.78° S / 174.34° W
NIUE INTL Active airport without required facilities for civil or military use 00209 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=NIUE 19.08° S / 169.93° W
VAVAU INTL Active airport without required facilities for civil or military use 00236 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=NFTV 18.59° S / 173.96° W
FALEOLO INTL Active civil airport 00058 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=NSFA 13.83° S / 172.01° W
PAGO PAGO INTL Active civil airport 00031 http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?airport=NSTU 14.33° S / 170.71° W
Nuclear Power Plants
Name Country Number of Reactors Lat / Long
None found for the area chosen.      

Environment

Urban/Rural Mask (SEDAC)
Land Cover Area (km2) %
Urban 385 0.02
Rural 4,314 0.3
Not classified 1,690,201 100
MODIS IGBP Land Cover
(excluding water area)
Land Cover Area (km2) %
Evergreen Broadleaf Forest 2,688 61
Unclassified 905 21
Cropland/Natural Vegetation Mosaic 627 14
Evergreen Needleleaf Forest 106 2
Woody Savannas 17 0.4
Savannas 20 0.4
Croplands 14 0.3
Open Shrublands 10 0.2
Mixed Forests 5 0.1
Closed Shrublands 7 0.1
Grasslands 5 0.1
Deciduous Broadleaf Forest 1 0.02
Elevation (meters)
(land only)
Minimum Maximum Average
1 1,784 305
Average Temperature (degrees C)
  Nov Dec Jan
low 23.1 23.3 23.9
high 28.7 29.1 29.4
Average Precipitation
  Nov Dec Jan
mm/day 6.3 7.4 9.9
Current Meteorological Observations (METAR)
Station Name Observation Time (UTC) Temp (F) Wind Speed (MPH) Wind Direction Sky Condition Lat / Long
ALOFI COOK IS Mon Mar 18 2013 23:00 86F 10.0 NNW Scattered clouds 1800 ft. 19.07° S / 169.92° W
FALEOLO INT/APIA Mon Mar 18 2013 23:00 86F 26.0 N Few clouds 2300 ft. Broken clouds 16000 ft. 13.83° S / 172.0° W
PAGO PAGO Mon Mar 18 2013 22:50 87.4F 3.0 NW Scattered clouds 2100 ft. Broken clouds 12000 ft. Overcast 24000 ft. 14.33° S / 170.72° W

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