Scores dead after tsunami slams into Samoan islands

September 30, 2009

(ChattahBox) — As we reported last night, triggered by a powerful magnitude 8.3 deep sea earthquake between Samoa and American Samoa , a series of tsunamis has caused widespread death and destruction in the South Pacific. Scores of people are reported to have been killed in what is normally a serene corner of the South Pacific.

Island residents said they were shaken by a huge jolt, which was followed by tremors that lasted for several minutes. Then the tsunamis struck and in some cases villagers didn’t receive alerts of danger, despite years of work to upgrade early-warning systems across the region.  Disaster authorities warned the death toll could rise significantly over the next few days as the full scale of the disaster – much of which occurred in remote areas – is assessed.  President Obama has declared that a major disaster exits in the Territory of American Samoa, according to a White House press release issued Tuesday night. American Samoa, a U.S. territory has a population of 250,000, while Samoa, is inhabited by 179,000 people.


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  4. Amy on September 30th, 2009 1:49 pm

    That is terrible news, I hope they can get rescue to them quickly.

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