1946 Aleutian Tsunami Survey
Interview of witnesses of the 1946 tsunami in the village of Hokatu, Ua Huka (French Polynesia),
10 August 2000.
From left to right: Gerard Fryer (University of Hawaii);
Anne-Marie Kehueitu, 59; her mother Anastasie Kehueitu, 79 [dean of the
village]; Delphine Taiaapu (born after the tsunami; the present school
teacher who organized the meeting); Marie Teikihuavanaka, 75; and
Anne-Marie and her mother pointed our attention to the
coral blocks deposited
on the floor of the eastern valleys of the island, where their family used
to harvest and dry copra at the time of the tsunami.
Photograph: Daniel Rousseau