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Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- A tsunami alert was canceled after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake hit off the coast of the Philippines, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The quake was revised down from 7.9, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning had been issued in Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and residents in coastal areas were advised to evacuate to ground at least 10 meters (33 feet) higher than sea level, vulcanologist Jane Punongbayan told local radio dzMM.
Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
reply to post by reverandrandy
Seismologists using Twitter to detect tremors say the social network beat their own advanced equipment in spotting an earthquake off the Philippines.
The micro-blogging site is being used as an early-warning system by the US Geological Survey (USGS) to quickly gather information about earthquakes around the globe.
The system, called Twitter Earthquake Detection (Ted), beat the survey’s own sensors on Friday in detecting the 7.6-earthquake which struck off the Philippine coast.
Originally posted by cluedup
reply to post by union_jack
I would not be at all suprised if the area around California is affected by this, I have noticed many times with major earthquakes in the past that the antipodal point of the quake will have subsequent quakes shortly (sometimes up to a day) afterwards and with the amount that have been occurring around Cali already, makes it more than likely I would have thought.