Tsunami Damage in American Samoa Following Pacific Earthquake on Video

September 30, 2009 / No Comments

The massive 8.0 earthquake that rocked the Pacific yesterday sent tsunami waves crashing down on American Samoa.

This video, posted earlier today on YouTube, shows the incredible damage in Leone, American Samoa. Houses were washed away. Cars were left stranded in trees. Bloomberg is now reporting that at least 141 were killed. “You can imagine the sheer force,” the narrator says.

In this second video from the Wall Street Journal, Simon Louisson from Dow Jones Newswires in New Zealand, describes the damage and reports that New Zealanders prepared for the possibility of a tsunami strike.

Yuo can see more videos and a slideshow from American Samoa here.