7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Near Sulangan, Philippines Triggers Tsunami Watches and Warnings

Posted on August 31, 2012

7.6 Earthquake Near Sulangan


The USGS reports that a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near Sulangan, Philippines. The location can be found here in Google Maps. The earthquake has triggered tsunami warnings and watches. The warning includes Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Guam, Papa New Guinea and other countries. A watch is out for Hawaii.

Reuters reports that the earthquake was a 7.9.

Update: Tsunami watch for Hawaii canceled.

Image: USGS


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