Earthquake thunders Philippines: tsunami risk, 4 deaths due to landslides
At least four people were killed in landslides in the central Philippines, while more than 12,000 people were taken to safer places. In addition, 6.9 magnitude earthquake was felt in Mindanao Island of southern Philippines and tsunami warnings have been issued.
Four people were killed in landslides following Saturday’s storm on the islands of central Philippines. At the same time, thousands of people were evacuated from their homes and taken to safer places. The government’s Civil Defense Office said that three people of the same family were buried in the landslide in Legazpi City in the south-east of Manila while another woman died in another incident of a landslide in Bulan town. Officials said that about 12,000 people were evacuated from their homes and taken to safer places due to the ‘Osman’ storm that hit the Eastern region of the country on Saturday.
6.9 earthquake in the southern Philippines, a threat of a tsunami
In addition, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake was felt on Saturday in Mindanao Island of southern Philippines, after which a tsunami warning was issued. The American Geological Survey said that the center of the earthquake was located in the depth of 59 kilometers south of Dadovo City. More than 400 people died in the tsunami that occurred in the neighboring country Indonesia a week before the volcano erupted.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that the earthquake is likely to cause dangerous waves of tsunamis on the banks of Indonesia and the Philippines. He said that the tidal wave is expected to rise to a tsunami of less than 30 cm in height, while the Philippine inspectors have warned that the slightest Hilkroes in the sea are expected. The Philippine government’s Meteorological Institute initially advised people to stay away from beaches and not to go near the coast of the Philippines, for about two hours after the earthquake.
There is no news of the loss of any kind in the earthquake
The news agency said in the census of the civil defense office that people scared of the earthquake have left the buildings. However, there is no possibility of any kind of damage or earthquake shocks again. The office told that middle-class shocks were felt in the southern cities of the country. There is no news of the loss of life due to the earthquake. Let us know that the Philippines and Indonesia are a sensitive country in terms of an earthquake. More than 220 people died in the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred in the Philippines in 2013 and many historical cathedrals were destroyed.