UPDATE: Reports are dozens have died, with chances of it exceeding 100.
A powerful earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale has struck American Samoa and unconfirmed reports say a tsunami has hit the capital city. The quake was centered a deep ocean trench but caused considerable shaking on a number of islands. Waves of 10 to 15 feet high were reported by Eni Faleomavaega, the delegate who represents the area in Congress
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