Sept. 30, 2009 - A 8.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that has caused about 100 deaths and left dozens injured in the tropical islands of Samoa and American Samoa.
The Samoan Center for Disaster Management officially reported 75 deaths but said that the final death toll could be above 100.
Police in American Samoa, a territory that belongs to the U.S. has reported that at least 14 people were killed in that area of the archipelago.
The earthquake occurred yesterday at 6:48 local time (17:48 GMT), when many island residents were preparing to go to work and children going to school. In Samoa, 5 feet waves hit the shore in Apia, capital of the island, and up to 10 feet waves were recorded in other nearby areas.Read more »