Tsunami warnings has been issued for Philippines as an earthquake of 6.9 magnitudes struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday (Dec 29) the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, from the earthquake, which the US Geological Survey (USGS) said struck 193 km (120 miles) east of the Philippine city of General Santos, at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). The center later said: “Tsunami waves are forecast to be less than 0.3 metres above the tide level for the coasts of Indonesia, Palau and the Philippines.”
The Philippines and Indonesia are both on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, a horse-shoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines circling the edges of the Pacific Ocean. Indonesia has been struck by two serious tsunami this year.
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17 November, 2019