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Samoa Tsunami

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APIA, SAMOA – OCTOBER 03: An aerial view of the devastaion along the South East coastline of Samoa is seen following the 8.3 magnitude strong earthquake which struck 200km from Samoa’s capital Apia on Tuesday, on October 3, 2009 in Apia, Samoa. The quake triggered a tsunami wave up to 1.5 metres across areas of the island, with the official death toll in Samoa standing at 149. A further quake measuring 6.3 struck 85 kilometres south-east of Tonga, but no tsunami warning or additional casualties have been reported as yet. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)