| Oct 1, 2009
| 6:09 AM
APIA, Samoa -- Samoans searched flattened homes and debris-filled swamps, while dazed survivors told of being trapped underwater or flung inland by a tsunami that ravaged towns and killed at least 150 people in the South Pacific.
The day after the...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 5:34 AM
Connecticut based Americares is preparing to help out victims of the earthquake in American Samoa.
President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for the island, a day after an earthquake sent a massive tsunami toward Samoa and American Samoa,...
| Sep 30, 2009
The death toll in Samoa and American Samoa rose to 99 early today, according to news reports, after a powerful tsunami triggered by a deep ocean earthquake devastated coastal towns. Dozens of people were still missing.
Seventeen hours after the magnitude...
| Oct 4, 2009
| 9:39 PM
Landslides buried two families in the Philippines as they sheltered in their homes from Asia's latest deadly typhoon, which killed at least 16 people and left more than a dozen flooded villages cut off Sunday.
Police Senior Superintendent Loreto Espineli...
| Oct 2, 2009
| 3:49 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The crew of the Hollywood doomsday movie "2012" expressed sympathy Friday for victims of real-life flooding and earthquakes this week in the Asia-Pacific region.
The epic, set for release in November, is based on a Mayan...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 12:53 PM
The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has struck in the Pacific near Samoa.
The government seismologists said the quake had a magnitude of 6.0 and was at a depth of 6.2 miles. It occurred at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday.
Its epicenter was 165...
| Oct 8, 2009
by Maria Downey
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- As Alaskans dig deep into their pockets to help recent victims of natural disasters, there are others trying to empty their pockets.
The Better Business Bureau and other consumer...