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7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off the southern Philippines and a tsunami warning is issued

The quake struck at 10:37 p.m. and was measured at a moderate depth of 32 kilometers

AP Manila Published 02.12.23, 09:43 PM
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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 struck Saturday off the cost of the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. A tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at 10:37 p.m. and was measured at a moderate depth of 32 kilometers (20 miles).

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said based on the magnitude and location it expected tsunami waves to hit the southern Philippines and parts of Indonesia, Palau and Malaysia.

A Philippine government agency advised the residents of Surigao Del Sur and Davao Oriental provinces on the eastern shores of Mindanao to immediately evacuate to higher grounds or move inland.

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