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* PACIFIC TSUNAMI -- Villages on Samoa's Upolu "flattened" by earthquake;

Posted on 09/29/2009 12:39:37 PM PDT by J. Worthington

10 foot tsunami also hit Samoa: http://news.bnonews.com/upti less than a minute ago


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: earthquake; samoa; tsunami
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1 posted on 09/29/2009 12:39:37 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: J. Worthington

will the Pelosis be deeply saddened?


2 posted on 09/29/2009 12:41:02 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: silverleaf

In a related story, The world is still awaiting Obama’s apology for this.


3 posted on 09/29/2009 12:42:44 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: silverleaf

Cripes, can we leave the lame political commentary out of this? A lot of people might have died here.


4 posted on 09/29/2009 12:43:09 PM PDT by dirtboy
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Wow....I had some close friends in the Army from Samoa. Prayers for them and their families.


5 posted on 09/29/2009 12:43:51 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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Prayers up PING!


6 posted on 09/29/2009 12:44:09 PM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: J. Worthington

Prayers for the Samoans.


7 posted on 09/29/2009 12:44:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: dirtboy

Amen


8 posted on 09/29/2009 12:44:33 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: dirtboy

Oh, you mean like in war - keep politics out. Got it. Thanks for setting me straight.


9 posted on 09/29/2009 12:44:50 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: silverleaf

Sad, I know a lot of great Samoan folks. I hope they’re okay. I’ll call later.


10 posted on 09/29/2009 12:45:08 PM PDT by Karliner (Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. DDE)
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To: jersey117

Sometimes the universe sucks. Prayers.


11 posted on 09/29/2009 12:45:14 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: J. Worthington

Don’t we have at least one Freeper out there?


12 posted on 09/29/2009 12:45:14 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (A1C 6.2)
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To: jersey117

How horrible,prayers for these souls.


13 posted on 09/29/2009 12:45:24 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: J. Worthington

bookmark


14 posted on 09/29/2009 12:46:21 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: fatima

Interesting that the story indicates it was the earthquake and not the tsunami - hopefully the damage will be isolated to this island. Prayers up.


15 posted on 09/29/2009 12:46:31 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: J. Worthington

Prayers up.

And I hope freepers will hold the jokes.


16 posted on 09/29/2009 12:47:01 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Damn the trolls (even those within our ranks). Full speed ahead. ~ Þ)
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To: J. Worthington
A spokeswoman for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center told BNO News that a 13.1 foot (4 meter) tsunami had hit the harbor of Pago Pago on American Samoa, but said she had no information about possible casualties. The first floor of at least one government building in Pago Pago was inundated with water, she added.

"Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter. An investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii," a bulletin from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center read.

17 posted on 09/29/2009 12:47:04 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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No problem here there is no Starkist products in the house, long as no one got killed.
18 posted on 09/29/2009 12:47:21 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Luke 21:25-26

Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. Jude 1: 13-15

19 posted on 09/29/2009 12:47:21 PM PDT by Nikas777 (En touto nika, "In this, be victorious")
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To: Karliner

Same here. Prayers up.


20 posted on 09/29/2009 12:47:56 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Anyone know how long it might take before they know if a destructive tsunami is on the move?


21 posted on 09/29/2009 12:48:21 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: Jeff Head

Tsunami hits American Samoa

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090929/ap_on_re_au_an/as_pacific_earthquake
AP

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa – A tsunami swept into Pago Pago (Pan-go, pan-go) in American Samoa shortly after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 shook the Pacific area.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or structural damage.

Fili Sagapolutele, who works at the Samoa News, says water flowed inland about 100 yards before receding, leaving cars stuck in mud.


22 posted on 09/29/2009 12:49:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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Seems like the great Tsunami of a few years ago took many hours to get across to India where it killed a lot of people. My guess is that islands in the path will feel and report it in advance if there is any such wave headed towards Hawaii or any other major population.

But a lot of people in the Somoan Islands today are feeling the brunt of this. Some of those villages are relatively isolated to this day.

24 posted on 09/29/2009 12:51:02 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: J. Worthington

File picture of a seismograph. A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of up to 8.3 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami as coastal residents fled to higher ground. (AFP/USGS/File)


25 posted on 09/29/2009 12:51:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: J. Worthington; All

Bush’s fault.


26 posted on 09/29/2009 12:51:27 PM PDT by Cobra64
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There’s at least one Freeper from Samoa. He had a Samoa ping list. I’ll try contacting him.


27 posted on 09/29/2009 12:51:57 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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No, Obama’s. He was supposed to turn back the seas, remember?


28 posted on 09/29/2009 12:52:53 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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Bush’s fault.


30 posted on 09/29/2009 12:53:52 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: dirtboy

My apologies for breaking rules, dirtboy.


33 posted on 09/29/2009 12:56:15 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: NormsRevenge
How long will this take to hit Maui? Look at the Sheraton webcam. Sub bathers are everywhere.
35 posted on 09/29/2009 12:56:40 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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Just Damn......

Beat me to it....


37 posted on 09/29/2009 12:57:50 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: gathersnomoss
This report says around 1pm local time:

http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/524210.html

39 posted on 09/29/2009 12:58:36 PM PDT by dirtboy
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5PM eastern. Maybe someone should warn the tourists.


41 posted on 09/29/2009 12:59:56 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: dirtboy

Pelosi and her husband have a significant investment in tuna packing in Samoa. In fact, Queen Nancy inserted a special clause in the last bill that raised the minimum wage exempting the tuna canneries in Samoa from the new minimum wage.


42 posted on 09/29/2009 1:00:31 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Impeach Zerobama and his band of Commie Czars.)
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To: gathersnomoss
How long will this take to hit Maui? Look at the Sheraton webcam. Sub bathers are everywhere.

A little over 3 hours from now at the earliest.

44 posted on 09/29/2009 1:00:50 PM PDT by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: dirtboy

Now FNC says 8.0.


45 posted on 09/29/2009 1:00:56 PM PDT by txhurl (Re-founding kids: Giles and O'Keefe.)
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To: gathersnomoss

They’re under a watch now. I imagine they’ll see what happens out at Midway and then issue a warning - would still give them at least couple of hours or so (1300 miles, tsunamis travel about 450 mph or so).


46 posted on 09/29/2009 1:01:29 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: gathersnomoss
5PM eastern.

Nope, that's 7pm eastern.

48 posted on 09/29/2009 1:02:37 PM PDT by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: dirtboy

* CNN: Tsunami in Samoa had a height of 23 foot; Reuters reports unknown number of fatalities in American Samoa. less than a minute ago


50 posted on 09/29/2009 1:03:30 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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