American Samoa hit by tsunami.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 7:59am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

Local radio is reporting 14 people were killed by a tsunami on American Samoa on Tuesday.

The radio station quotes a statement from local officials saying five tsunami waves hit the island, causing the deaths. The U.S. Geological Survey reports, the tsunami was set off by a magnitude 8 earthquake. A tsunami warning was briefly issued for Hawaii after the earthquake, but has since been cancelled.

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