15 Mar 2011

American Samoa's governor expresses condolences to people of Japan

11:42 am on 15 March 2011

American Samoa's governor, Togiola Tulafono, has publicly expressed condolences to the Japanese government and its people following last week's 8.9 earthquake.

Speaking on his radio program, Togiola said the quake and the tsunami triggered by it caused devastation in Japan.

He expressed his condolences to the victims of the disaster.

Meanwhile, officials in American Samoa say the highest tsunami wave to reach the territory was measured at 3.5 feet in Pago Bay.

No reports of injuries or damage from the incident.

According to a government report, residents of ten shoreline villages were all evacuated to higher grounds way before the tsunami waves reached the territory.