FBI releases dramatic video of Samoa tsunami wave

HONOLULU (KHNL) The FBI Friday released  footage of the September 29, 2009 American Samoa Tsunami striking the parking lot of the building housing the FBI office in American Samoa.

The two-minute clip shows people casually walking around the parking lot seconds before the deadly tsunami hits, smashing cars together with alarming speed.

The video was taken from a stationary security camera at the FBI Resident Agency office on the second floor of Pago Plaza in the American Samoa Village of Pago Pago.  Note that the time-stamp on the video is Hawaiian Standard Time, and local time in American Samoa is one hour earlier.