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Originally posted by TheCoffinman
new zealand is getting rocked this year eh... poor kiwis.. that dust storm ever get there?
The quake was centered about 125 miles (200 kilometers) from Samoa, an island nation of 180,000 people located about halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. It was about 120 miles (190 kilometers) from neighboring American Samoa, a U.S. territory that is home to 65,000 people.
Four tsunami waves 15 to 20 feet (4 to 6 meters) high roared ashore on American Samoa, reaching up to a mile (1.5 kilometers) inland, Mike Reynolds, superintendent of the National Park of American Samoa, was quoted as saying by a parks service spokeswoman
Originally posted by blackcube
A mile inland is indeed a powerful tsunami
Originally posted by octotom I can imagine that a tiny Pacific Island can't "get through" a tsunami as well as a mainland area.