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South Pacific / Earthquake and Tsunami #957863

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) An earthquake and tsunami in the South Pacific near Samoa and American Samoa noted; map shown.

(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The impact of the earthquake featured; footage shown of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. [From American Samoa, voice of businessman Peter CRISPIN†- talks about losing an employee.] [Representative Eni FH FALEOMAVAEGA†- says we have fatalities and severe damages.] [Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Tracy GLADDEN†- announces a tsunami warning for Hawaii.] [USGS scientist Paul EARLE†- comments on the magnitude of the quake.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with The Weather Channel’s Steve Lyons† about this event. [LYONS – describes the formation of a tsunami; comments on the warning system in the Pacific Ocean and the advisory for the West Coast of the US.]

Williams, Brian;
Lewis, George

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