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Tsunami warning in the Philippines repealed

The South of the Philippines has been shaken by a earthquake of a magnitude of 6.9. The U.S. Tsunami warning system had triggered a Tsunami warning.

Dangerous waves on coasts that are located within a radius of 300 kilometers from the epicenter of the earthquake, it had approved a notice. Unusually high waves of up to one metre above the normal tide are expected to 07.00 PM (CET). The warning covered the ten provinces and a city in the southern Region of Mindanao.

After a few hours, have lifted Philippine authorities the warning. According to the Institute of Volcanology and seismology of the Philippines (Phivolcs) have been reported after the earthquake, only waves of a height of 80 centimeters above the tide. In addition, there have been deeper in the lake with some uneasiness.

"Non-destructive"

According to the Institute of Volcanology and seismology of the Philippines is the epicenter of the quake was 162 kilometers to the Southeast of the municipality of Governor Generoso in the province of Davao Oriental.

Reports of eye-witnesses, according to the vibration lasted about a Minute. A authorities representative said: "The earthquake was destructive."

The Philippines lie on the Pacific ring of fire, where about 90 percent of earthquakes occur around the world. The last strong earthquake shook the country in October 2013: at the Time, were killed by a quake of 7.1 magnitude, more than 220 people. In July 1990, a 7.8 magnitude died in a quake on the Northern island of Luzon, more than 2400 people were killed. That was one of the most serious earthquake, of which the country had ever been made.

Tsunami tidal wave in Sumatra and Java

a week Ago, a Tsunami had hit, the flood wave after a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian Islands of Sumatra and Java. At least 430 people were killed, nearly 1500 people were injured. Dozens of people are missing.

Video Indonesia raises alert level for volcano The traces of the devastating tsunami are still everywhere. Several of the coast of the Islands of Java and Sumatra areas on the Sunda street had been vandalized. (Video: Reuters) (afp/sda)

Created: 29.12.2018, 05:31 PM

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