Earthquakes in the South Pacific
(No, no, not the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical)
Yesterday, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake triggered tsunamis off the coast of Samoa and American Samoa. The President issued a major disaster declaration, authorizing aid to the region. The induced tsunamis reached all the way to Australia and was even observed in a much smaller fashion in Japan.
Today, a magnitude 7.6 quake hit western Indonesia, along the same fault that created the devastating 2004 tsunami.