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bijou
09-29-2009, 05:19 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46466000/gif/_46466483_samoa_quake_0909.gif

A tsunami caused by a powerful earthquake in the Pacific has killed at least three people and injured 50 in Samoa, officials said.
Dr Lemalu Fiu of the main hospital in the capital, Apia, said the number of casualties is expected to rise as the injured arrive from coastal areas.
An 8.3-magnitude quake struck at 1748 GMT, generating 5ft (1.57m) waves in Apia and Pago Pago, American Samoa.
A tsunami warning has been issued for all of New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) said the quake struck at a depth of 33km (20 miles) some 190km from Apia. ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8281616.stm


I do hope it doesn't get any more serious than it already is.

SarasotaRepub
09-29-2009, 07:17 PM
Yeah, I heard the Tsunami was supposed to have flattened some
town.

Maybe AlBore can tell us how it's Global Climate Change's fault.:rolleyes:

patriot45
09-29-2009, 07:23 PM
Surf will be up in California!

SarasotaRepub
09-30-2009, 08:57 PM
And now a big one in Indonesia (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/09/30/indonesia.earthquake/index.html)

And I think I heard there was one in Peru today. :eek: