Tsunami warning issued after a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocks the Philippines 

Tsunami warning issued after a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocks the Philippines

  • A tsunami warning is in place after 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines 
  • Areas of the Philippines and Indonesia are on high alert after the massive quake
  • Residents fronting the Philippine Sea have been told to get away from the coast 
  • There is no threat to Australia 

Hannah Moore For Daily Mail Australia

Volcano Discovery they felt their houses shaking and heard rumbling noises. 

‘I was watching Bird Box and suddenly I felt dizzy,’ a person in Butan City, more than 300km from the epicentre of the quake, wrote. ‘Next thing I know, people are shouting God’s name.’ 

Another person in Maragusan, about 160km from the epicentre, said they saw tremors in the water and objects in their home were shaking. 

‘It startled me and my Mom,’ they wrote. ‘The chandeliers are shaking, and the waters are shaking too. 

‘It was indeed a strong earthquake and thank God, me and my Mom are safe.’ 

Intensity map by the United States Geological Service shows the location of the earthquake which struck off the coast of Davao

Intensity map by the United States Geological Service shows the location of the earthquake which struck off the coast of Davao

An office building in the Davao City in the Philippines was evacuated, the quake leaving those who were inside petrified and the building itself cracked. 

‘It was a very bad experience for us,’ the report said. 

‘We are [on the] 10th floor of the building that I’m working at and the building is shaking.

‘Everyone is getting panic [sic] and we don’t know what to do. Thanks God we are safe… but the building has cracks.’ 

There is no tsunami threat to Australia. 

There are currently no reports of damage in Indonesia – a country which has been struck by two serious tsunamis in 2018. 

More than 2,000 people were killed when a tsunami hit in September, following a 7.5 magnitude quake on the west coast of Sulawesi island. 

Last Saturday evening, a volcanic island collapsed in the Sunda Strait causing a tsunami which killed more than 400 people.  

Video shows the moment the earthquake struck, causing destruction in a store (pictured)

The earthquake was 7.2 magnitude, and has sparked tsunami concerns for coasts within a 300km radius, which encompasses much of Indonesia and the Philippines

The earthquake was 7.2 magnitude, and has sparked tsunami concerns for coasts within a 300km radius, which encompasses much of Indonesia and the Philippines


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