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7.9 earthquake rocks Philippines, tsunami warning issued

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An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale rocked the coast of Philippines on Friday. Following the earthquake, tsunami warnings were issued for Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan.

Tsunami alerts were also issued for Papua New Guinea and other islands in the Pacific, including the US state of Hawaii.

The quake was centered off the east coast, 91 miles off the town of Guiuan in Samar province, the US Geological Survey said. (CNN-IBN)


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  • Andy Friday, 31 August 2012 02:15 PM

    ohhh no. never again.

    patriot Friday, 31 August 2012 04:08 PM

    too bad. God bless them

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 31 August 2012 05:11 PM

    Thank god. No damages to anybody.

    Sonali De Silva Friday, 31 August 2012 07:05 PM

    Hope most countries are now geared for this type of disaster so that lost of lives (which we pray there will not be) will be minimal.

    NA Friday, 31 August 2012 11:27 PM

    More massive ones are on the way after Dec.2012.

    Crazy Horse Saturday, 01 September 2012 01:19 AM

    No joke- the end is nigh!

    kasyapa Saturday, 01 September 2012 04:04 AM

    Pray to God that there are no more disasters ever


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