Tsunami warning issued for Pacific countries

2012-08-31 15:14

Manila - A 7.9-magnitude undersea quake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines on Friday, triggering tsunami warnings across a wide swath of Asia. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

A tsunami alert was in effect for the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Guam, the Northern Marianas and Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

The quake hit at a depth of 34.9 kilometers (21.7 miles) and was centred 106km east of Samar Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The head of the Philippine seismology agency, Renato Solidum, said his bureau recorded a preliminary magnitude of 7.7. He said that residents living along the coastline of eastern Samar Island were advised to evacuate to high ground in case of the tsunami.

  • K9Lakhan - 2012-08-31 15:45

    Independent calculations show 7th/8th September 2012 may be peaking in earth's stress and strain... contact for manifesto.

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-31 17:13

      There is never a peaking in stress and strain on earth as a whole mass, rather a peaking in stress and strain in separate parts at different intervals on earth.

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