Easter Samar 7.6 magnitude earthquake

A graphic showing the Pacific ring of fire, a 40,000-kilometer arc of fault lines which forms a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. A 7.6 earthquake hit off the Philippine coast on Friday, triggering a tsunami warning for the eastern part of the archipelago and Indonesia, US seismologists said. (Source: Yahoo!News Philippines)
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake shook the whole Eastern Samar that made the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)  to announce a Tsunami Warning 3 over some provinces of the affected region. The earthquake was reportedly detected 8:47 pm Friday, August 31, 2012.

Residents along the coasts of Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur were ordered to leave their homes and evacuate to higher grounds due to the tsunami warning.  The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)  lifted the warning as of 12:10 am, Saturday, September 1, 2012.

Here are the data gathered from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRMMC):

  • An earthquake was measured at Intensity 7 in Giuan, Oras, and Borongan City in Eastern Samar
  • Intensity 6 was reported in Siargao, Surigao del Norte, Tacloban City, Palo town in Leyte, and St. Bernard in Southern Leyte.
  • Intensity 5 was reported in Mati City, Compostela, Legaspi City, Iloilo City, Bislig City, and Iligan City.
  • Intensity 4 was reported in Butuan City, Catbalogan City, and Cagayan de Oro City. 
  • Intensity 3  in Cotabato, Mambajao, Camiguin, and General Santo City. 
  • Intensity 2 at the cities of Marawi and Sipalay.
Please pray for those who are affected.

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  1. That quake was considered as dangerous one.

    "So-called subduction quakes — those that occur when an oceanic plate suddenly jolts deeper beneath a continental plate — are the most powerful type of earthquakes that occur on our planet."