'This Is Not a Drill': Sirens Wail in American Samoa After Tsunami Warning

Sirens were heard in American Samoa on March 4 after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake near the Kermadec Islands led to tsunami warnings across the Pacific.

The earthquake, which struck in the morning, was the strongest of three large quakes recorded in the region in less than 24 hours.

This footage captures sirens ringing on Thursday morning in Utulei, American Samoa. After initially issuing a tsunami warning and evacuation orders for coastal areas, authorities downgraded guidance to a tsunami advisory. Credit: Fiu Elise Tamalemai Fa’atonu via Storyful

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting