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30 Sep 2009 description

Red Cross urgently appeals for funds to support those affected by the tsunami in the South Pacific.

On Wednesday 30th September, a tsunami struck Samoa, hours after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake occurred in the early morning between the islands of Samoa and American Samoa.

30 Sep 2009 description

Australian Red Cross has launched an appeal to support the communities of Samoa and Tonga affected by this morning's earthquake and tsunami.

The appeal has been launched following an 8.3 Mb earthquake that struck Samoa and Tonga early this morning. Additional aftershocks have since occurred in the region. The greatest impact from the tsunami has been identified in Samoa.