PhiVolcs withdraws tsunami warning caused by Mag 7.2 earthquake


As of 6:54AM, The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology withdrew the tsunami warning that the agency issued after a strong earthquake hit Southern Mindanao on Saturday.

DOST Undersecretary and PhiVolcs Director Renato Solidum said that the waves caused by the recent earthquake, only reached 10 centimeters in height.

Meanwhile, there have been no reported damages in piers and other maritime infrastructure in the region.

According to Coast guard Commandant Joel Garcia, all of their commanders in Southern Mindanao are carefully monitoring the area, and are on standby for possible deployment of rescue teams.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Deputy Director General for Operations Manuel Tamayo reported that airports in Pagadian, Laguindingan, Ozamis, and General Santos were not damaged by the Magnitude 7.2 earthquake.

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