[Breaking] [Waves] Massive Pacific tsunami smashes Samoa islands, many people missing

American Samoa is a tiny U.S. territory that lies about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. It is home to about 65,000 people.

Holly Bundock, spokeswoman for the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region in Oakland California, said “I would say we’re alarmed,” adding the service had heard from Mike Reynolds, superintendent of the National Park of American Samoa.

Reynolds told a Yellowstone dispatch operator that four tsunami waves, each 15 to 20 feet high, reaching half-mile to mile (1.6 miles) inland on island of Tutuila, where Pago Pago is.

via Pacific tsunami hits Samoa islands, people killed | Reuters .