Earthquake and tsunami at Samoa triggers tsunami watch across Pacific


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A 7.9 Earthquake (later reported as 8.3 earthquake) aprox. 120 miles southwest of Samoa at a depth of over 21miles.  The earthquake struck today at aprox 6:48am Samoa time zone   ( 7:48am HST 10:48am PST, 1:48 EST,  17:48 GMT).  The earthquake was felt on the islands of Samoa and triggered:

tsunami warning for Samoa islands, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji,

tsunami watch across the Pacific including Hawaii, Papua New Guinea and other small Pacific islands.

It has been reported that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration( NOAA ) does not initially expect the earthquake to produce a tsunami that would hit the west coast of North American or Alaska.

Reuters Samoa Earthquake Article
New York Times article
Associated Press from Yahoo News

It is also reported that a 10 foot tsunami hit the islands of Samoa including Pago Pago and Leone on Tutuila, and Aleipata on Upolu, and many other Pacific Islands including Niuatoputapu of Tonga felt the effects of both the earthquake and the tsunami.

USA today Amercisan Samoa Tsunami article
CNN Article about Tsunami
Eye witness account of the Tsunami
View Photos of Samoa Tsunami
Video footage from the Samoa Tsunami
FM104 KNWJ from American Samoa a radio broadcast over the internet on the internet throughout the day.
93 KHJ radio from American Samoa