VIDEO! Here are YouTube videos of the American Samoa tsunami of September 29, 2009. The American Samoa tsunami video depicts the massive flooding and destruction in the region as Tonga, Samoa, and American Samoa death tolls rise.
The 7.9 earthquake hit American Samoa Tuesday prompting an issued tsunami warning for American Samoa, Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, and select other regions. Then a 10 foot tall tsunami was spotted and recorded. The number was then readjusted to upwards of 15 to 20 feet.
American Samoa Earthquake 2009 Maps
The death toll was at 32 persons Tuesday night. By this morning, that number has risen to 84, with 22 dead in American Samoa, 55 in Samoa, and 7 in Tonga.
The 7.9 earthquake was deep, an estimated 7.4 miles below the earth’s surface.
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