Major Earthquake in Western Pacific and Tsunami WARNING in Effect (Hawaii cancels Warning)

August 31, 2012-
There has been a tsunami warning issued for the Philippines region after a series of major 8.0 earthquakes and after shocks rocked the area.

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6:53 AM Pacific Standard Time
Latest update

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7:20 AM Pacific Standard Time
Update
For Hawaiian Western Coasts:

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Total of 4 earthquakes from 5.5-7.9 in magnitude strike along the Philippine Islands Region:

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SunStar-7.9 quake hits Eastern Samar
Friday, August 31, 2012

CEBU CITY (3rd Update) — A magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook some parts of the Visayas, particularly Eastern Samar, at 8:47 p.m. Friday. Eastern Samar quake downgraded to 7.7
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported in its website that the quake’s epicenter was located at 112 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
The quake’s origin is tectonic and it has a depth of 10 kilometers.
It was also located at 175 kilometers northeast of Surigao, 187 kilometers east southeast of Tacloban, Leyte and 749 kilometers southeast of Manila, the US Geological Survey said in its latest bulletin.
The USGS issued a tsunami warning in the Philippines, as well as in Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan and Guam.
Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum advised residents in Surigao del Norte, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte and Bicol to be on alert for possible aftershocks.
He also advised those living in coastal villages in these areas to evacuate due to the tsunami warning.
Southern Leyte Governor Damian Mercado said in a radio interview that he told all town mayors in the province to evacuate all families living in coastal areas. Evacuation is also ongoing in Eastern Samar and Surigao.
No damage has been reported as of this posting Friday.-SunStar
Latest Update 8:06 AM PST:

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  1. wcmobilenews says:

    Total number of earthquaks in the Philippines Region over 5.0 as of 7:38am PDT: 6(six) ranging from 5.1 – 7.9

  2. wcmobilenews says:

    It has been stated that the areas that have been issued a warning for possible destructive tsunami waves, that after two hours of no longer see noticible waves, the tsunami has dispersed and that there will be no furthure warning of a damaging series of waves from the large 7.6 earthquake from earlier. Yet aftershocks are still occurring in the area and the Philippine Islands should still be advised of future geological activities.

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