Taiwan Earthquake: Philippines Issues Tsunami Warnings, Evacuation Orders

After a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Hualien on April 3, the Philippines followed Japan in issuing a tsunami warning, the AFP reported.
Taiwan earthquake (1)

Multiple buildings reportedly collapsed in the Taiwan earthquake. (Photo: X)

After a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Hualien on April 3, the Philippines followed Japan in issuing a tsunami warning, the AFP reported.
"Based on tsunami wave models and early tide gauge records of the tsunami in the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, coastal areas in the Philippines fronting the Pacific ocean are expected to experience high tsunami waves," Phivolcs - the state seismology institute - said in an advisory.
"The people in the coastal areas of the following provinces are strongly advised to immediately evacuate to higher grounds or move farther inland," the advisory from Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology read, along with the names of 23 provinces under threat from the potential tsunami.
The following provinces were named by Phivolcs in the advisory: Batanes Group of Islands, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Quezon, Aurora, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental and Davao Oriental.
The the first tsunami waves are expected to arrive between 08:33 a.m. to 10:33 a.m. local time on April 3 and "may continue for hours," the advisory stated.
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