Jumaat, 31 Ogos 2012

7.9 magnitude quake strikes east Philippines, tsunami alert lifted (Update)

PETALING JAYA: A tsunami warning has been lifted for Japan, Taiwan and a number of Pacific island countries but remained in effect for the Philippines, Indonesia and Belau following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake on Friday off the Philippines.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning center issued the updated warning, which also kept a number of areas of the Pacific on watch for a potential tsunami following the quake.

The quake hit the sea area east of the Philippines triggering the tsunami warning for the archipelago, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan.The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 34 kilometres (21 miles) and hit at 8:47pm (1247 GMT) some 139 kilometres east of the city of Sulangan, eastern Samar.

- TheStar

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