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2:01 PM December 29, 2018

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2:01 PM December 29, 2018

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Phivolcs Releases Tsunami Advisory After 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake in Davao

TSUNAMI – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) released a tsunami advisory following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the Davao Region.

Recently, a part of Davao was rocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1. According to Phivolcs, it was located at 05.68°North, 127.17°East – 162 km South 48° East of Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental.

The quake was tectonic in origin and has a depth of 049 km. Intensity II was felt in Surigao while Intensity III and IV were felt in Kidapawan and General Santos City respectively.

Based on the bulletin issued by Phivolcs regarding the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Davao Oriental, there is no expected damage caused by the quake but aftershocks may occur.

Earthquake in Davao Oriental
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Following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Davao Oriental, Phivolcs also released a tsunami advisory stating that Minor Sea Level Disturbances are expected.

According to Phivolcs, strong currents and rapid rise and fall of seawaters may took place thus the public is “advised to be on alert for unusual waves”.

In its tsunami advisory regarding the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Davao Oriental, Phivolcs stated that the first waves will arrive between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm today.

According to the institute, the tsunami waves may continue for hours thus the public is advised to stay away from coastal areas and beaches fronting the Philippine Sea in:

  • Compostela Valley
  • Davao Del Norte
  • Davao Del Sur
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao City
  • Sarangani
  • South Cotabato
  • Agusan Del Norte
  • Agusan Del Sur
  • Surigao Del Norte
  • Surigao Del Sur

In its advisory, Phivolcs also noted that the residences whose houses are located near the shoreline of the aforementioned places are advised to “move father inland”.

With regards to people who are now on board their boats at sea, they are advised to “stay offshore in deep waters”.

Keep safe everyone, we’ll keep you posted for further details or updates.

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