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Japan Earthquake 2011 Update: Tsunami Warning Cancelled in the Philippines

By on Mar 12, 2011 in Asia, Natural Disasters, Science, World Comments
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Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) issued Tsunami Bulletin No. 3 on March 11, 2011, 11:30 PM cancelling the tsunami alert issued earlier after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan.

According to the bulletin, PHIVOLCS has received reports of sea level data from the National Mapping Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) which indicated minor sea level changes on the arrival of the tsunami waves in some areas in the Philippines from 6:00 PM to 10:10 PM. The reported maximum wave height ranged from 0.20 m to 0.70 m.

According to PHIVOLCS, the current trend of observed wave height suggested that the threat of a hazardous tsunami had passed already. However, the public is still advised to avoid sailing out to the sea or going to the beach. Boat operators at sea were also advised to coordinate with local port authorities so that they can dock safely.



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