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Breaking News 7.9/8.3-Magnitude Quake Shakes Ocean 120 Miles Southwest of American Samoa

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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There are reports of flattened villages though. I don't see how a 2.3 foot wave could flatten a village!




posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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In Samoa, New Zealander Graeme Ansell said the beach village of Sau Sau Beach Fale was leveled.

"It was very quick. The whole village has been wiped out," Ansell told National Radio from a hill near Samoa's capital, Apia. "There's not a building standing. We've all clambered up hills, and one of our party has a broken leg. There will be people in a great lot of need 'round here."

In 2004, a 9.0 quake in the Indian Ocean generated a powerful tsunami that killed tens of thousands people in Asia.

The representative from American Samoa to the U.S. Congress, Eni Faleomavaega, told NBC News that quake hit between the North Marianas Islands and American Samoa, creating 10 to 15- foot waves in populated low-lying areas like Pago Pago Bay.

"Cars were seen floating," the congressman said of Pago Pago Bay.

He said there will likely need to be mass evacuations of low-lying areas and there will be requests for assistance from Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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reports of death are coming in on sky news.
a member of ATS predicted a quake between October 1st and October 7th he was so close...


he even said between 7.2-8.2 on the richter scale and this was an 8.0



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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List of Webcams

www.webworldcam.com...

[edit on 29-9-2009 by spinkyboo]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:34 PM
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news.bnonews.com...


A spokeswoman for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center told BNO News that a 13.1 foot (4 meter) tsunami had hit the harbor of Pago Pago on American Samoa, but said she had no information about possible casualties. The first floor of at least one government building in Pago Pago was inundated with water, she added. CNN International reported the height of the tsunami at 23 foot (7 meters), and the Reuters news agency said an unknown number of people had been killed on the island..



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:35 PM
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Tsunami are strange critters. They can level one area and leave another one, fairly close by, untouched. The shape of the coastline and bottom contours affect the impact of the surge. The 2.3 foot report could be from an intial wave. Too hard, too soon to tell.


[edit on 9/29/2009 by Phage]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:36 PM
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So is fiji safe now? There is a couple with a little baby wandering around the beach on the castaway webcam.....I feel like screaming at the screen to GTF to higher ground with that baby!



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by octotom
reply to post by Acidtastic
 


There are reports of flattened villages though. I don't see how a 2.3 foot wave could flatten a village!
2.3 is still big enough to do an awesome ammount of damage. And as Phage said, the shape of the coastline plays a big part in where gets hit how badly. If it funnels it in, then you can be looking at some big big devestation.

[edit on 29/9/2009 by Acidtastic]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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Depending on which side that beach is on, compared to where the quake was, they may not even be in any danger.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:41 PM
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Good to know, I was thinking surely they wouldn't be out there right now if it were dangerous....but stranger things have happened. I heard stories of tourists actually chasing the ocean as it sucked out to sea right before the big wave came in in singapore.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:42 PM
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That is one crazy earth quake, the island looks so small I'm afraid the water can overwhelm the entire island...

and for the love of God stop using FOX as a news source... the first thing I see on their site is "H1N1 hits hard... take your shot" and by the logo "Fair and balanced" ... makes me sick!

at least BBC is a bit better then the rest!

news.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:42 PM
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ISSUED AT 2022Z 29 SEP 2009

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... A TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

AMERICAN SAMOA / SAMOA / NIUE / WALLIS-FUTUNA / TOKELAU /
COOK ISLANDS / TONGA / TUVALU / KIRIBATI / KERMADEC IS / FIJI /
HOWLAND-BAKER / JARVIS IS. / NEW ZEALAND / FR. POLYNESIA /
PALMYRA IS. / VANUATU / NAURU / MARSHALL IS. / SOLOMON IS. /
JOHNSTON IS. / NEW CALEDONIA / KOSRAE / PAPUA NEW GUINEA /
POHNPEI / WAKE IS.

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

PITCAIRN / MIDWAY IS. / CHUUK / AUSTRALIA / MARCUS IS. /
N. MARIANAS / GUAM / INDONESIA / ANTARCTICA / YAP

FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR
INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

The watch for Hawaii was removed.

www.prh.noaa.gov...

[edit on 9/29/2009 by Phage]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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Breaking News says the Tsunami watch for Hawaii has been canceled.

[edit on 29-9-2009 by mkross1983]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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Anyone got any webcams? It sounds sick but I'm interested.
I know there's a big list but I don't know what to look at?
Sorry guys.
I have found a couple but I guess everyone is trying to get on them.

[edit on 29-9-2009 by and14263]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:50 PM
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For any news junkie i'd suggest www.bnonews.com... follow them on twitter.com/breakingnews or get their iPhone app with push. They are absolutely the fasted out there.

edit to correct the URL

[edit on 29/9/2009 by FreezeM]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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At: BBC



"It's horrible... The village is gone and my once beautiful beach front villa has now being submerged in water," Josh Nayangu told the BBC after fleeing the area on a small fishing boat with his wife and son.


Aw, his "once beautiful beach front villa" is all messed up. I guess I'm just too cynical in y old age.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:55 PM
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Thank you sir.

I still don't really know which to look at, I guess Shoal Bay in New Zealand is facing the right way. Maybe I should have done a geography degree or something.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by InterconnecteD
did the webbot make any predictions about this or an natural event in this time frame?

havent found anything yet myself


Yes, Webbot guys said something big Sept. 25th -30th.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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So did a tsunami actualy HIT somewhere this day, or are these refrences of past tsunamis??



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