Friday, August 31, 2012

Earthquake & Tsunami Warning in Philippines

Tsunami Warning issued after 7.9 Earthquake 
Strikes Off Philippines

An earthquake with a 7.9 magnitude has struck off the coast of the Philippines which at a depth of 34.9km east of the Philippines. 

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According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the quake prompted a tsunami warning for parts of Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Guam and other islands in the Pacific including the U.S. state of Hawaii
If a tsunami is generated it could cause significant damage to coastal areas even distant from the epicenter of the earthquake. 

Tsunami Information Earthquake Information
Message Time: 31 Aug 2012 14:25 UTC
Message Num: 3
Message Text: click to read
Message Type: Fixed Regional Tsunami Warning Supplement
Warning: Indonesia, Philippines, Belau
Watch: none
ETAs / Obs: ETAs / measurements

Preliminary (PTWC)Official (USGS)
Origin Time: 31 Aug 2012 12:48 UTC 31 Aug 2012 12:47 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6 Mwp
(reviewed by PTWC)
Latitude: 10.9° N 10.8° N
Longitude: 127.1° E 126.7° E
Depth: 33 km (20.5 mi) 34.9 km (21.7 mi)
Location: Philippine Islands Region
More Info.: updated earthquake information from the USGS NEIC
Source: PTWC

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