Falehau was extensively damaged in the 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami. The tsunami followed an 8.0 Mw earthquake in the Samoan Islands region at 06:48:11 local time on 29 September 2009 (17:48:11 UTC).
- L.A. Times aerial photo
- Magnitude 8.0 - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION Report on U.S. Geological Service's website. Retrieved online d.d. 29 September 2009.