American Samoa hit by tsunami.
POSTED: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 8:59am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
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.