Friday, August 31, 2012

Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake hit the Island

Manila, Philippines (August 31, 2012) – An earthquake measuring 8.1 on Richter scale hit the island nation on Friday evening, causing Tsunami alerts in various countries.

According to television reports and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Tsunami alerts have been issued in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, and Belau while extensive Tsunami threats have been issued in Taiwan, Guam and Papua New Guinea.

As per the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was 20 miles deep, off the coast of Philippines.

The Philippines is among the countries included in the Regional Tsunami Warning. If you're located near the eastern coasts of Leyte, Samar and Mindanao please be careful.

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