1. Post #1
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    January 2009
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    The US National Park Service said there had been some deaths but did not have an official figure.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii updated its warning to say a tsunami was generated.

    Reports from Samoa say two villages were hit this morning while CNN has said a three-metre tsunami had been generated.

    A spokeswoman for Samoa Police told Stuff a short time ago that villages on the country’s southern coast had been hit by a tsunami.

    "We cannot say much more, we’re extremely busy, but, yes, we have been hit," she said.

    Polynesia Radio in Apia told Stuff that they were receiving reports from Siumu and Lotofaga that a tsunami had come ashore.

    Both are on the south side of Upolu island, exposed to the area where the earthquake hit this morning.

    The Center says the tsunami "may have been destruction along coasts near the earthquake epicentre and could also be a threat to more distant coasts."

    The quake struck at 6.48am midway between the two island groups. In Apia, families reported shaking that lasted for up to three minutes. The US Geological Service said the quake struck 35 kilometres below the ocean floor, 190 kilometres from American Samoa and 200 kilometres from Samoa.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a general alert for the South Pacific region, from American Samoa to New Zealand. It said there were indications a tsunami wave could be "destructive" along some coastlines.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-p...-quake-reports

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    I'm swept away by this news.
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    December 2006
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    What is NZ?
    Oh New Zealand?

    Edit: Okay, bad reading.
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    I think the Sheep should get to high ground.
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    I think the Sheep should get to high ground.
    tie the sheep together and make a raft :c00l:
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    January 2005
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    Uh oh mate
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    January 2005
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    I just left New Zealand. Nice timing.
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  8. Post #8
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    August 2009
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    three metres doesn't seem that high
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    Last I checked Hawaii was only under a watch.
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    August 2007
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    Everyone should hide.
    Hopefully it will think no one is home, and go hit somewhere less important.
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    January 2006
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    three metres doesn't seem that high


    I'm sure you can run away from 9 feet of water coming at you

  12. Post #12
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    January 2008
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    It's a wooly situation

    hahahaha i made a funny about new zealanders :D
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    January 2009
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    I saw this on the news, they had a live feed of a dock in Honolulu. Nothing happened.
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    July 2008
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    My grandpa's in Hawaii right now.

    :saddowns:
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    June 2009
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    It's supposed to hit the Oregon/Cali coast too, only about 5-7 inch waves though. Weather was shit here today, wonder if had any effect on that.
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    Bye New Zeland.

    Great knowing you.
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  17. Post #17
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    November 2005
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    3 metre tsunami...

    That's just like a regular wave at any windy beach.

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    May 2008
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    Just surf it bra

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    December 2006
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    Shit man, that could nail Auckland pretty badly.

    Good thing I'm down here in the Waikato.

  20. Post #20
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    September 2008
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    Weather has been completely bipolar recently, but other than that not much has been happening.

  21. Post #21
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    But what about the Marmite!?
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    It was pathetic. I went to the beach to watch and it looked like any other wave.
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    January 2008
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    Shit no! If it hit the south shore it probably hit Virgin Cove. I know people there.
    The beaches on the south shore were freaking postcard quality too.
    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Samoa/P1010951.jpg
    EDIT: Fuck. Virgin Cove did get hit.
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    January 2008
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    Auckland is safe. 3 metres isn't high to sink NZ.

  25. Post #25
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    October 2005
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    Just surf it bra

    Tito is Hawaiian, not Maori.
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    August 2008
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    Me and my family drove down to Maketu because apparently the tsunami was gonna hit there but we saw nothing.

  27. Post #27
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    April 2008
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    Ah, poor New Zealanders.

  28. Post #28
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    August 2005
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    Looks like Samoa got hit hard.
    Damn. Poor people.

    I just finished reading a Jack London story that takes place on the Samoas.
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    Nature has gone berserk lately. There is a Typhoon happening in Philippines and Vietnam and now this undersea earthquake. What is going on with our planet!?

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    Oh no, the ads make it look like such a nice place.
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    Nature has gone berserk lately. There is a Typhoon happening in Philippines and Vietnam and now this undersea earthquake. What is going on with our planet!?
    I'm pretty sure that typhoons in the East-Indies and undersea earthquakes have always happened.

  32. Post #32
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    My friend said that it was happening on hawaii, wanted to make a thread out of it but couldn't find any sources.

  33. Post #33
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    October 2008
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    I just left New Zealand. Nice timing.
    You wake up and see a huge wave coming below. OH SHIT.

    Man, hope nothing goes near Australia. But it will happen. Not overnight. But it will happen.

    Though I live Rockhampton, Queensland. And Yeppon is up north, you can see it at the mountain. Imagine seeing Yeppon when your up the mountain seeing a Tsunami wash it all the way. Fuck. I'm actually afraid of the beaches now.

    Oh , I had a dream about another tsunami, I think a year ago it was. I Flashforwarded. Pun intended. But not sure it was at Samoa. I was even there. Omg. Seem like the Yeppon beach.

    This was in Australia. Well, if the Tsunami will try to reach over the mountains and block roads to Yeppon if it happened. Of course it would. Or would it?. I think all these bushfires, tsunamis are the beginning of 2012.
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    December 2008
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    so whats the death count?

  35. Post #35
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    About 200 so far....

  36. Post #36
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    October 2006
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    Everyone should hide.
    Hopefully it will think no one is home, and go hit somewhere less important.

    "Nobodies here... Maybe I'll go to Srilanka"

  37. Post #37
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    there has been SO many natural disasters recently
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    June 2009
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    Ouch. I hope NZ doesnt sink. I wanna go live there.

  39. Post #39
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    April 2008
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    My dads side of the family lives in Samoa... thankfully they are alright.

  40. Post #40
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    December 2007
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    Just surf it bra