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South Pacific tsunami

South Pacific tsunami
A damaged building and truck in Pago Pago, on American Samoa, after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami. At least 82 people were killed. (Getty Images)
South Pacific tsunami
A damaged boat inside a building in Pago Pago. Officials fear the death toll could reach hundreds. (Getty Images)
South Pacific tsunami
Rahmat Triyono (righ), head of the tsunami early warning division checks the status of 5.8 scale earthquake that hit Talaud island in Indonesia after the earlier earthquake under the Pacific Ocean. (Getty Images)
South Pacific tsunami
The tsunami early warning division are keen to check whether further earthquakes will lead to another deadly tsunami. (Getty Images)
South Pacific tsunami
Rahmat Triyono points to the Pacific Ocean earthquake which triggered the tsunami, as he attempts to estimate the potential threat to Indonesia. (Getty Images)