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Samoa Earthquake

Island Voices, Global Choices: Rising Sea Levels Pose a Serious Threat to Places Like Samoa

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

We small islanders contribute the least to climate changing emissions -- yet we suffer most from the effects of climate change. We do not want your pity or your donor dollars -- we want industrialized countries to partner with us to beat these challenges.

Samoa Hit By Earthquake AGAIN

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) - An earthquake with magnitude 6.0 has struck in the Pacific near Samoa, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. The government seismolog...

Survivor: Samoa: Stormy Weather

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Shambo on her disappointment: "I feel like I got hit by a train today." So that explains her hair! If you think she looks bad, you should see what's left of that train!

Survivor: Samoa: A-Feudin' and A-Fussin'

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Russell: "Nobody here is playing the game." No, Russ, nobody is playing your crazy version of the game. That's like Norman Bates at a motel owner's association meeting, complaining no one else is murdering guests.

Samoa Tsunami In South Pacific Creates Massive Disaster

AP | ROD McGUIRK and AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

APIA, Samoa — Disaster officials rushed food, medicine and a temporary morgue to the Samoas on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake unleashed a tsunami that flattened villages and swept cars and people out to sea. At least 99 people were killed.

Survivors fled the waves for higher ground on the South Pacific islands after the magnitude 8.0 quake struck at 6:48 a.m. local time (1:48 p.m. EDT; 1748 GMT) Tuesday.

Four tsunami waves 15 to 20 feet (4 to 6 meters) high roared ashore on American Samoa about 15 minutes after the quake, 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.

Military transports carrying medical personnel, food, water, medicines and other supplies were headed to the stricken islands.

"Right now, we're focused on bringing in the assistance for people that have been injured, and for the immediate needs of the tens of thousands of survivors down there," said Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate. A Coast Guard C-130 plane loaded with aid and carrying FEMA officials was headed from Hawaii to American Samoa's capital of Pago Pago, where debris had been cleared from runways to allow for emergency planes to land.

Samoa Earthquake, Tsunami VIDEO: Watch Amateur Footage

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A massive tsunami triggered by an earthquake swept through Samoa on Tuesday, flattening villages and sweeping cars out to sea. Over a hundred people ...

UPDATES: Earthquakes Rock Samoa, Indonesia; Typhoon Strikes Vietnam

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIETNAM -- HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HOMELESS: The Christian Science Monitor details the carnage left by the typhoon: The typhoon that ravaged the Philip...

Asia Hit By Tsunamis, Earthquakes: Send Us Your Photos

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Earthquakes and tsunamis have wreaked havoc on multiple nations in Asia and the South Pacific over the past few days, killing hundreds, causing seriou...

VIDEO: Tsunami, Earthquake Disasters In Asia

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reports are coming in that most Samoans were barely given a three minute warning before a deadly tidal wave struck early Wednesday morning killing at ...

Samoa Earthquake Triggers Tsunami, Kills At Least 39 (VIDEO, PICTURES)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scroll down for photos and video of the earthquake and tsunami damage. UPDATE, 2:19 a.m. EST Bloomberg reports that the tsunami may have killed up to...