Quake Triggers Tsunami – Headed Towards The Philippines


PhillipinesThis is not good news for the Philippines.

Update: an official at Japan’s Meteorological Agency said there was no longer any danger of a destructive tsunami headed for the Philippines, as had been predicted. “The danger has passed,” said Hiroshi Koide of the agency’s earthquake section. “We predicted tsunami based on the depth and magnitude of the earthquake. But ultimately, it appears no large tsunami were triggered.”

A powerful quake struck off southwestern Taiwan on Tuesday, triggering a potentially destructive tsunami that was headed toward the Philippines on the second anniversary of the deadly waves that killed thousands in south Asia

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of between 6.7 and 7.2, was felt throughout Taiwan. It collapsed two homes in the southern city of Pingtung, trapping six people, ETTV cable news reported. The quake also triggered fires and gas leaks, the station said.
No deaths were immediately reported.
Japan’s Meteorological Bureau said a 3-foot-high tsunami was expected to hit Basco in the Philippines, about 125 miles southeast of the quake’s epicenter.
“There is a possibility of a destructive local tsunami,” the bureau said. “However at some coasts, particularly those near the epicenter, higher tsunami may arrive.”
The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami, based on historical earthquake and tsunami data, but that they would not know for about an hour what the threat might be to Taiwan or the Philippines.

My Way News – Tsunami Aims at Philippines After Quake.

Posted December 26, 2006 by
General | 2 comments

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    2 Responses to “Quake Triggers Tsunami – Headed Towards The Philippines”

    1. another on December 26th, 2006 10:53 am

      Well…If it hits the Philippines it will be the most Northern Islands, probably…

      I live currently in the Philippines but on the Southern Island and am fairly protected here… something positive to be said about being in a remote province here…

      We will have to wait and see what happens… There are differing seas involved here so the waters themselves may either add or deduct from the intensity of such an event.

      btw… I have sent emails to be Tom and Red and still desire to participate in the forums… Is that possible or it all just closed off…

      Have a great day…

    2. Juan on December 27th, 2006 9:06 pm

      glad it didn’t happen another

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