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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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To: J. Worthington

Ok, this just got worse...truce dirtboy - and prayers up.


51 posted on 09/29/2009 1:04:03 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: J. Worthington
* CNN: Tsunami in Samoa had a height of 23 foot;

Oh, my God. I hope to heck people were able to get inland. That's massive.

52 posted on 09/29/2009 1:04:24 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: J. Worthington

Truce, this is very serious.


53 posted on 09/29/2009 1:05:04 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Agreed. That’s a massive wave. God help those souls, please.


55 posted on 09/29/2009 1:05:59 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: J. Worthington; dirtboy

Re: truce...

THANK YOU


56 posted on 09/29/2009 1:06:57 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: dirtboy

Extremely serious.

Do we have assets there? As in fleets. 1-counter-mortar, somebody ping him.


57 posted on 09/29/2009 1:08:18 PM PDT by txhurl (Re-founding kids: Giles and O'Keefe.)
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To: J. Worthington
Women and minorities hardest hit?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

58 posted on 09/29/2009 1:08:35 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: xjcsa

I see small waves in their future.


59 posted on 09/29/2009 1:09:05 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Petronski

Per FOXl......now an 8.3.


60 posted on 09/29/2009 1:09:29 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: xjcsa
Well that's scary.
62 posted on 09/29/2009 1:09:37 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: txhurl

Good question. Any know the population is there or know what assets we have there?


63 posted on 09/29/2009 1:10:22 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: txhurl

A tsunami that hit New Guinea in 1998 had waves of possibly up to 30 feet, and at least 3,000 people were killed. Any time the waves get over ten feet, it can get bad. Knee-deep water can be enough to sweep you away, especially when it is filled with debris and is moving back to the ocean.


64 posted on 09/29/2009 1:11:36 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Tennessee_Bob

I have spoken to my wife in Apia Capital of Samoa, she and my 3 kids are fine, after being terrified when the house shook for nearly 5 mins. Popping windows doors etc.
Severe after shocks, local radio reporting several villages have been hit


65 posted on 09/29/2009 1:12:08 PM PDT by MrDaddyLongLegs (You dont need any qualifications to be a Politician)
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To: calex59

Thanks for the backup calex, but bygones are bygones, and this even looks like it could be bad. Channeling flame-energy to prayers!


66 posted on 09/29/2009 1:12:10 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: BIGLOOK

YOU ok?


67 posted on 09/29/2009 1:12:42 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: J. Worthington

Problem is there is damage to come. Hours of damage. All we can do is pray.


68 posted on 09/29/2009 1:13:42 PM PDT by txhurl (Re-founding kids: Giles and O'Keefe.)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Thank God they’re alright!


70 posted on 09/29/2009 1:14:23 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: J. Worthington; coconutt2000

Coconutt2000 is our Freeper in Samoa.


71 posted on 09/29/2009 1:15:46 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: cll

me too we live in Apia i am in australia at the moment


72 posted on 09/29/2009 1:17:11 PM PDT by MrDaddyLongLegs (You dont need any qualifications to be a Politician)
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To: J. Worthington

I think US American goverment should give them 50 thousand dollars to help with the damages.


73 posted on 09/29/2009 1:18:19 PM PDT by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: J. Worthington

Three children have been “killed by the waves” says Rua McCamey, Tua Saseve’s sister. A school and media buildings are said to be underwater.

Unconfirmed radio reports suggest that two villages in Samoa have also been hit by a tsunami. The villages affected are Siumu and Lotofago.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Samoa-Tsunami-Warnings-issued-to-New-Zealand-Pacific/tabid/417/articleID/123334/cat/251/Default.aspx


74 posted on 09/29/2009 1:18:36 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Any effect there in Australia, Daddy?


75 posted on 09/29/2009 1:18:42 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Thanks for the personal report .

Glad your wife & kids are fine :)


76 posted on 09/29/2009 1:19:30 PM PDT by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Glad they are okay! Please share any updates you get.


77 posted on 09/29/2009 1:19:37 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs; coconutt2000

Be safe. Keep us posted.


78 posted on 09/29/2009 1:19:40 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Thanks for letting us know - still carrying all y’all in our prayers.


79 posted on 09/29/2009 1:20:34 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (A1C 6.2)
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To: AdmSmith

They are on the other side of the island from Apia,


80 posted on 09/29/2009 1:21:00 PM PDT by MrDaddyLongLegs (You dont need any qualifications to be a Politician)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Looks like some decent sized aftershocks in the 5.6 - 6.0 range too.


81 posted on 09/29/2009 1:21:53 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: J. Worthington

Yes, here are the ones above 5

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_big.php


82 posted on 09/29/2009 1:23:48 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: J. Worthington

all the fones have just crashed,


83 posted on 09/29/2009 1:24:21 PM PDT by MrDaddyLongLegs (You dont need any qualifications to be a Politician)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

We are relieved to hear your family is ok.
I know New Zealand is on tsumami watch too
are you on south coast of Australia?


84 posted on 09/29/2009 1:24:52 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: J. Worthington


85 posted on 09/29/2009 1:26:38 PM PDT by txhurl (Re-founding kids: Giles and O'Keefe.)
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To: txhurl

Are we about an hour into this now?


86 posted on 09/29/2009 1:27:19 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: J. Worthington

I know reports are sketchy but I heard 20 and 32 foot waves hit.


87 posted on 09/29/2009 1:27:33 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: dirtboy

That’s only about 10 feet off the 2004 one.

The reports here are looking worse....


88 posted on 09/29/2009 1:27:58 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Rome2000

not funny.


89 posted on 09/29/2009 1:28:56 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Rushmore Rocks

I was switching around the channels when the news broke and caught David Schuster on MSNBC saying that ‘people will be glad to hear that the waves are so small’(paraphrase). The expert he was talking to had to straighten his stupidity out by pointing out what 4 meters was and how tsunami’s come in seperate waves,build upon each other and how dangerous this situation actually was. I couldn’t believe how irresponsible the little queenie boy was being. That channel is truly the pits in every way.


90 posted on 09/29/2009 1:29:40 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: J. Worthington

6:48 am local Samoa time- so about 2 hours and change? Or is my math off...


91 posted on 09/29/2009 1:29:55 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Due to start hitting the NEW ZEALAND EAST CAPE at 2044Z, 15 minutes from now.

Pappetee in French Polynesia at 2045Z...


92 posted on 09/29/2009 1:30:22 PM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

Cell phones? Land lines?


93 posted on 09/29/2009 1:30:32 PM PDT by txhurl (Please God make this not very terrible)
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To: MrDaddyLongLegs

wife just reported radio saying north coast resorts hit cars washed out most fones from that area are down and cant get information, emergency in Apia still effective


94 posted on 09/29/2009 1:31:26 PM PDT by MrDaddyLongLegs (You dont need any qualifications to be a Politician)
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To: penelopesire

Schuster hits every button I have- I detest him.

How does a fool like this have a job?


95 posted on 09/29/2009 1:31:28 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: txhurl

* URGENT — New tsunami warnings and watches issued as threat from deadly Pacific earthquake continues: http://news.bnonews.com/upti less than a minute ago


96 posted on 09/29/2009 1:31:28 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: J. Worthington

Pacific Tsunami warning center has it hitting the East Cape of New Zealand in about 10 minutes or so.


97 posted on 09/29/2009 1:31:30 PM PDT by incredulous in PA
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To: J. Worthington

A witness told Radio New Zealand that villages on the south-east coast of Samoa’s Upolu had been flattened by the earthquake and that police were moving people to higher ground. It also said that a 10 foot (3 meter) tsunami struck its coast, a spokeswoman for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center was not immediately able to confirm that.

Shaking near the epicenter reportedly lasted up to three minutes.

A number of aftershocks also hit the area after the initial earthquake. “We are seeing a lot of activity in the area,” a spokesman for the United States Geological Survey said, who also warned that more stronger aftershocks should be expected. So far, three moderate earthquakes have been recorded with preliminary magnitudes of 5.6, 5.6 and 5.8.


98 posted on 09/29/2009 1:32:19 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: txhurl

That is a very helpful pic. Thanks for posting.


99 posted on 09/29/2009 1:32:31 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: dirtboy

They were saying earlier it was just 10 feet, which while bad....is pretty tame compared to 2004.

But, 23 feet is not good at all....easily sweep away houses, everything.


100 posted on 09/29/2009 1:33:14 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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