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American Samoa => Samoa Quake and Tsunami News => Topic started by: ipacific on October 06, 2009, 10:06:16 PM

Title: Videos from Samoan Tsunami
Post by: ipacific on October 06, 2009, 10:06:16 PM
http://www.samoaredcross.ws/SamoaTsunami/PicturesandVideo/tabid/4782/language/en-US/Default.aspx (http://www.samoaredcross.ws/SamoaTsunami/PicturesandVideo/tabid/4782/language/en-US/Default.aspx)
Videos from (Western) Samoan Tsunami from Red Cross and other sources:

http://www.samoaredcross.ws/SamoaTsunami/PicturesandVideo/tabid/4782/language/en-US/Default.aspx (http://www.samoaredcross.ws/SamoaTsunami/PicturesandVideo/tabid/4782/language/en-US/Default.aspx)
Title: Re: Serene Tui Give eyewitness account of Tsunami in Pago Pago
Post by: Tavita Tusitala on October 07, 2009, 01:33:47 PM
Serene Tui Give eyewitness account of Tsunami in Pago Pago (http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-336194?ref=feeds%2Fpeople%2Fgenhall)

Serene Tui on way to school gives account as to what happened that morning September 29 when the 8.3 earthquake hit and the tsunami generated afterwards was like.

Pago Harbor receded until the bay bottom could be seen.  Then a rushing wave approached.  Afterwards, everything seems to bottom out for Pago Pago.

Interview taken 9 am at Fagatogo, American Samoa.

Standing along the pier on the small alia harbor, damage is seen all around.
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-336194?ref=feeds%2Fpeople%2Fgenhall (http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-336194?ref=feeds%2Fpeople%2Fgenhall)
Title: Re: New Zealander surfs to escape Samoan Tsunami
Post by: Tavita Tusitala on October 20, 2009, 09:25:12 AM
A Wellington, NZ surfer tells how he escaped the tsunami by riding it out (http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/kiwi-surfer-rides-tsunami-3046293)

Chris Nel was surfing with friends near the island of Savai'i when the water suddenly drained from the reef and they were sucked out to sea.

"Which was quite lucky actually because deeper water I think saved us. If anyone had been caught on the inside of the reef they would have been quite seriously injured or died."

The group was able to paddle against the incoming current and stayed out at sea, only returning to the beach when the water had settled.

Watch the video how a surfer escaped the tsunami
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/kiwi-surfer-rides-tsunami-3046293/video (http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/kiwi-surfer-rides-tsunami-3046293/video)
Title: Re: Australian survivor tells of hanging on
Post by: Tavita Tusitala on October 20, 2009, 02:07:33 PM
Australian survivor tells of hanging on for dear life during the Samoan tsunami (http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/10/02/2703203.htm)

Video report by an Australian survivor telling about hanging on for dear life.
Australian Lisa Cross was on a boat off Samoa when the tsunami struck. She tells her story to News Online's Cassie White.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/10/02/2703203.htm (http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/10/02/2703203.htm)
Title: NZTV: Concerns for Samoa tsunami survivors
Post by: Tavita Tusitala on November 30, 2009, 03:57:19 PM
NZTV airs show about concerns for Samoa tsunami survivors  (http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/concerns-samoa-tsunami-survivors-3208107/video)


Two months after a devastating tsunami killed nearly 200 in Samoa there are growing concerns for the thousands of traumatised survivors who desperately need help.

Whole village populations along the ravaged south coast of Samoa have fled to the hills unable to face the sea which claimed their loved ones.

When teenager Manaia Faaliga found his mother lying dead in a pool of water his childhood was ripped from him.

"It's so sad for me, we can never get over this. I feel sad most of the time," says Faaliga.



http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/concerns-samoa-tsunami-survivors-3208107/video (http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/concerns-samoa-tsunami-survivors-3208107/video)
Title: Re: Videos from Samoan Tsunami
Post by: pac320 on January 08, 2010, 02:13:23 AM
It is nearly 3 years since the Samoan Tsunami . Do hope disaster area has come back to  life now
Title: Re: Videos from Samoan Tsunami
Post by: ipacific on January 08, 2010, 06:42:04 AM
Actually, it is just 3 months since the sept. 30, 2009 quakes and waves.
Title: Re: Videos from Samoan Tsunami
Post by: BuildZer on March 07, 2010, 08:42:48 PM
       I hope these natural disasters will not happen again. There are too many lives that are wasted by these disastrous happenings.
Title: Re: Videos from Samoan Tsunami
Post by: ipacific on April 22, 2010, 12:22:36 PM
Videos bring it home like nothing else.

Samoa Tsunami - "Tear Drop from God"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ibUsg-eGcU

Associated Press news story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VtSJBHoUlU

Report from Samoa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRgTiCQdMxg

First person from Aljazera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir4zqX0tgB4

Waves witness in Amaluia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FyhMu1iC-g

waves coming in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0mTnu9ibFk

Leone Village, American Samoa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co_o1-FSirs

Mass farewell ceremony and song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmtTk3S9We4

Title: American Samoan Tsunami by
Post by: ipacific on June 28, 2010, 03:26:54 PM
Pago Pago Tsunami by Jeff DePonte

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6883481&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1
This was shot on the afternoon of the tsunami. Pago Pago was hit hard! The stream that runs behind Pago Plaza was full of cars. The day after I shot this, they pulled three bodies out of those cars. So sad! I was the first professional journalist on the scene, there in Samoa on another project. It became my personal mission to get these pictures out to the world. They were carried by KHON and KITV in Hawaii, and CNN International. God bless the people of Samoa!

Leone and Amanave, American Samoa
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6883329&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1
This was shot on the day after the tsunami. These villages were hit very hard, and the residents had very little time to get out of harm's way. There were at least 10 dead in Leone. I was the first professional journalist on the scene, there in Samoa on another project. It became my personal mission to get these pictures out to the world. They were carried by KHON and KITV in Hawaii, and CNN International. God bless the people of Samoa!
Title: Re: Videos from Samoan Tsunami
Post by: minhhanh_1993 on October 06, 2010, 11:40:32 PM
"Which was quite lucky actually because deeper water I think saved us. If anyone had been caught on the inside of the reef they would have been quite seriously injured or died."
Title: Re: Videos from Samoan Tsunami
Post by: brown-skin-girl on November 04, 2010, 02:59:44 PM
this disaster has wasted most of samoan peoples life, sadly, wen i heard this boy found his mum lying dead i was pretty sad, because i could never imagine my self looking at my mom lying in the pool dead. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

things like this happened for a reason, GOD did not send this disaster for no reason, he probably want us to repent and come unto him.  just an opinion but i think everyone shall prepared for things like this.
Title: Underwater debris from Samoan Tsunami
Post by: Tavita Tusitala on January 18, 2011, 02:20:18 PM
Underwater debris from Samoan Tsunami
from NOAA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77edJ9RFZqY

The first half of this video shows marine debris washed out on to the coral reef offshore of Poloa, a village that was wiped out on the southwest corner of Tutuila, American Samoa during the tsunami on September 29, 2009.

Debris includes metal sheet roofing, tires, clothing, plastics, and more.

The 2nd half of this video shows the tsunami-inflicted damage to the coral reef off the coast of Leone, which is also on the southwestern coast of Tutuila. The tsunami was generated by an 8.3 magnitude earthquake that struck at 6:48am, 120 miles south of Tutuila, and caused major damage to American Samoa and other islands nearby.

From NOAA
Title: Re: Videos from Samoan Tsunami
Post by: justin_ruch1180 on February 27, 2011, 05:34:56 PM
Thanks for sharing the videos.