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Samoa: Tsunami Aftermath by Jocelyn Carlin (43 images)

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A tsunami triggered by an 8.3 magnitude earthquake in the South Pacific
struck Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga on the 29th of September. More than
170 people were killed when waves up to 15 feet high hit the islands,
destroying entire villages.

Eni Faleomavaega, who represents American Samoa in the US Congress, said the
waves had "literally wiped out all the low-lying areas in the Samoan

Jocelyn Carlin travelled to...
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