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. "Appendix I: Samoa Tsunami." Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program and the Nation's Preparedness Efforts. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2011.
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FIGURE I.1 Map of Samoa tsunami source. SOURCE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8281616.stm; with permission from the BBC.
TABLE I.1 Timeline for Key Events During Samoa Tsunami
Arrival time (HR:MIN:SEC) received by USGS QDDS system
Elapsed time (HR:MIN:SEC)
Earthquake origin time
P ARRIVAL at AFI (179km)
S ARRIVAL at AFI (179km)
Strong shaking abates at AFI
PTWC M7.1 Hypocenter
WC/ATWC M7.9 Hypocenter
WC/ATWC Tsunami Information Statement (message states 18:02 release)
PTWC Expanding Regional Warning (message states 18:04 release and M7.9)
NEIC M7.9 Hypocenter
SOURCE: Committee staff.