by Jackson, C.Tapaleao, V., New Zealand Herald nzherald.co.nz
30 September 2009
The confirmed number of deaths in Samoa following magnitude 7.9 earthquake and tsunami on 29 September 2009 is expected to rise as rescue teams make their way to the worst affected areas. The quake was centred 200 kilometres from Samoa's capital Apia at a depth of 35 kilometres. Photo: Debris at Sinalei Resort, Upolu Island. Photo Credit: Lorrianne, NZ Herald.