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October 27th, 2009
11:10 AM ET

Interactive: What is a tsunami?

CNN

On September 29th 2009, the island of Samoa, located in the South Pacific Ocean, was hit by an earthquake. Samoans know that earthquakes can cause tsunamis, and many people immediately rushed toward the inland mountains. A tsunami did indeed strike about 20 minutes later.

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