The Philippines warns of a devastating tsunami after a strong earthquake

The Philippines warns of a devastating tsunami after a strong earthquake

Philippine authorities issued an alert on Saturday, December 2 regarding A ‘Devastating tsunami’ It called on residents to move inland, after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook the island of Mindanao, south of the archipelago.

“A devastating tsunami is expected to occur with waves whose height poses a danger to lives.”The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said on.

He advised residents of South Surigao and Davao Oriental provinces to do so“Evacuate immediately” Inward or towards higher altitudes.

Tsunami warning in Japan

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred at a depth of 32 kilometers at 10:37 pm (3:37 pm Paris time) about 21 kilometers northeast of Hinatuan.

According to Agence France-Presse, there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

A tsunami warning has been issued for the west coast of Japan following the major earthquake that struck the Philippines. The Japanese Meteorological Agency announced.

Earthquakes occur daily in the Philippines, as the archipelago is located on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an area of ​​intense seismic and volcanic activity along the tectonic plates in the Pacific Basin. Most of them are too faint to be felt by humans.

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake had already struck the Mindanao island region on November 17, killing at least nine people.

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