On September 29, an undersea earthquake caused a series of tsunamis in the South Pacific, destroying buildings and washing people to sea, some still in their beds. The death toll in Samoa, American Samoa and neighboring Tonga nears 200.
Next, a day later day a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Sumatra island, toppling hundreds of buildings in Padang city, killing more than 1,000 people and trapping many more under rubble. Within 24 hours another quake struck Sumatra.
Meanwhile, Vietnam and Cambodia have been battling rising floodwaters and landslides, caused by Typhoon Ketsana, which has killed a combined 96 people; while the Philippines declared a nationwide state of calamity on Oct 2 as a "super typhoon" bore down.
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