Philippines, Earthquake with Tsunami Alert (7.6 Magnitude)

19:47 Aug 31 2012 Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported Earthquake with Magnitude of 7.6, depth 45 km, 31 August 2012 at 12:47:35 GMT. The coordinate of the epicentrum was 10.83 N, 126.71 E.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) of Philippines issued promptly:
- People in potentially affected area were STRONGLY ADVISED TO EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY.
- Potential area affected : Nothern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southerd Leyte, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.

At 12:55 GMT, Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued :
- Expanding Regional Tsunami Warning.
- Potential Country affected : Indonesia, Philippines and other neighboring countries.

At 14:10 GMT, PHIVOLCS lifted the TSUNAMI ALERT.

At 14:54 GMT, Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued TSUNAMI WARNING CANCELLATION.

Based on the NDRRMC SitRep No.7, issued on 5 September 2012 :
- reported casualty was 1 dead and 10 injured.
- physical losses were 82 totally damaged houses,157 partially damaged houses, 19 damaged bridges and damaged public facility such as church, hall, basketball court, etc.
- affected population was 5,839 families/28,869 persons in 9 Barangays
- Cost of damage was estimated to be 3,18 million USD
- NDRRMC applied "BLUE ALERT" status to the current situation
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