PHIVOLCS Issued Tsunami Alert Level 3

PHIVOLCS Issued Tsunami Alert Level 3 -- Residents along coastal areas of  Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur were advised by PHIVOLCS with immediate evacuation due to the strong earthquake detected today at Guiuan, Eastern Samar at 8:47 PM. 
The quake occurred at 10.83 N 126.76E with a depth of 10 km at a preliminary magnitude of 7.7. Residents of the above-mentioned provinces were advised to seek for higher grounds to avoid the possible high Tsunami waves.
Boats were advised to stay in the deeper parts of the seas for the duration of the Tsunami threat.

The same warning was also issued to: Indonesia, Philippines, Belau, Yap, Taiwan, Japan, Guam, N. Marianas, Papua New Guinea A Tsunami Watch is in Effect For Chuuk, Marcus Is., Kosrae, Pohnpei, Marshall Is., Wake Is., Solomon Is., Russia and Nauru (http://ptwc.weather.gov)

Stay safe countrymen in:
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
Get your safety kits ready, as well as your emergency contact numbers for occurrences likes this. For related inquiries, contact #PHIVOLCS @www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph or @9263225,4261468

Source: http://www.gov.ph/

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