Tsunami warning ends – 45,000 residents ordered to evacuate
Residents in the Philippines began returning to their homes today after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck the southern part of the country on the island of Mindanao, spreading terror among locals and tourists.
Massive 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Off The Coast Of Philippines, Close To Japan.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said based on the magnitude and location, it expected tsunami waves to hit the southern Philippines, Japan and parts of Indonesia, Palau and Malaysia.#news pic.twitter.com/tgZGMIJiQW
— Chilly Chills (@WeeliyumF) December 3, 2023
Despite the strongest seismic tremor, relevant officials reported minor damage to some infrastructure and a dead one – one woman was killed when a wall collapsed while she and her family were leaving their home in Tagum City, Davao del Norte province
The earthquake that occurred last night (local time) was felt in the provinces of Surigao del Sur and Davao Oriental.
Just seen these horrible scenes 😞
Sending love and strength to the Philippines. Let’s come together and support those affected by the earthquake.pic.twitter.com/H9h4EdBxTg#EarthquakePH #earthquake #Philippines
— Ahsan Ali Butt (@AhsanAliButt0) December 2, 2023
Over 600 aftershocks were recorded, with the strongest being a magnitude 6.5 according to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center.
Authorities reported minor damage to homes, while the air service reported minor cracks in walls at some regional airports.
Residents begin to return home after the M7.5 #earthquake in the #Philippines kills one. Agencies lift tsunami alerts in the Philippines and Japan. 🚨
After the evacuation, some Mindanao residents were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday afternoon after the earthquake… pic.twitter.com/SMWKWiPwbX
— Quantectum Global Earthquake Forecasting Center (@QuantectumG) December 3, 2023
End of tsunami alert
“The tsunami threat associated with this earthquake has now passed for the Philippines,” Phivolcs said in a statement, but advised residents in threatened communities to follow the instructions of local authorities.
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