September 30, 2009 in Nation/World
Pesi Fonua photo

This photo shows an aerial view of Hihifo on the western side of Tonga on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. A powerful quake in the South Pacific hurled massive tsunami waves at the shores of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga, flattening villages and sweeping cars and people back out to sea while leaving scores dead and dozens missing.


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