Major quake hits east of Philippines,7.9 prompts tsunami warning

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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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Major quake hits east of Philippines,7.9 prompts tsunami warning


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Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:24PM GMT
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A magnitude 7.9 earthquake has hit the eastern part of Philippines, triggering a tsunami warning for the region.


According to the US Geological Survey, the major quake occurred on Friday at a depth of 33 kilometers (20 miles) at 8:47 p.m. local time (1247 GMT) some 139 kilometers east of the city of Sulangan.

A tsunami warning has been issued for the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan following the tremor.
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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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www.presstv.com...A tsunami danger period can continue for many hours after a major earthquake. Tsunamis also may be generated by very large earthquakes far away in other areas of the ocean. Waves caused by these earthquakes travel at hundreds of miles per hour, reaching the coast several hours after the earthquake. The International Tsunami Warning System monitors ocean waves after any Pacific earthquake with a magnitude greater than 6.5. If waves are detected, warnings are issued to local authorities who can order the evacuation of low-lying areas if necessary.
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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:40 AM
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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:42 AM
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reply to post by icepack
 


As long as the news gets out,that's all that matters



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:51 AM
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This is not good. Japan in the wake? I guess we'll be watching this story this weekend.



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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Posted earlier here:
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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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I heard the tsunami warning for hawaii has been cancelled





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