Strong quake strikes between Samoa and American Samoa, causing residents to flee from tsunami

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PAGO PAGO - Officials on Samoa say an undetermined number of people have been killed or injured after a tsunami swept ashore in the South Pacific country after a powerful earthquake hit nearby.
A member of the National Disaster Management committee says the casualties occurred in the village of Talamoa.
At least one other village was flattened after a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of up to 8.3 struck between Samoa and American Samoa around dawn Tuesday, sending terrified residents fleeing for higher ground as tsunami waves swept ashore.

Organizations: National Disaster Management committee

Geographic location: American Samoa, PAGO PAGO, South Pacific Talamoa

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