Samar Earthquake on August 31 is 7.9 Magnitude- Update

Friday, 31 August 2012 0 comments

Here's Samar Earthquake on August 31 is 7.9 Magnitude- Update. BREAKING: USGS: 7.9-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Philippines, tsunami watch in effect.

PTWC issues tsunami warning in several areas in Pacific Ocean, including Philippines. USGS quake data Magnitude 7.9 - PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION.

  • Intensity 7: Guian, Oras, Sulat, Borongan City in Eastern Samar 
  • Intensity 6: Siargao, Surigao del Norte; Tacloban; Palo, Leyte; St. Bernard, S. Leyte 
  • Intensity 5: Mati City; Compostela; Legaspi City; Iloilo City; Bislig City; Iligan City 
  • Intensity 4: Butuan City; Catbalogan City; Cagayan de Oro City 
  • Intensity 3: Cotabato City; Mambajao, Camiguin; General Santos City 
  • Intensity 2: Marawi City; Sipalay City 
Areas which may be affected by tsunami (via OCD)

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.
image credit:PTWC
BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT. THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ALSO ISSUE TSUNAMI MESSAGES FOR THIS EVENT TO COUNTRIES IN THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC AND SOUTH CHINA SEA REGION. IN CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION... THE MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY. THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.  
Update: The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has lifted the Tsunami Red Alert 3 as of 12:10 am, Saturday, an earlier announced Tsunami Warning 3 over some provinces after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake was detected off Eastern Samar 8:47 pm Friday.
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