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14 dead in American Samoa from quake, tsunami: report

(AFP) – 4 hours ago

This graphic provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows tsunami travel times

APIA — At least 14 people were reported killed in American Samoa following the powerful earthquake and tsunami which hit the area early Tuesday, radio KSBS-FM reported.

Another five people were feared dead in neighbouring Samoa.

The earthquake, with a revised magnitude of 8.0 struck at 6.48 am (1748 GMT), the USGS said, generating a tsunami that smashed into the two South Pacific island states.

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