Dec 2, 2023

Tsunami warning after Philippines hit by 7.5 magnitude earthquake

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An earthquake of at least magnitude 7.5 struck Mindanao in the southern Philippines late on Saturday, triggering evacuation orders for some areas of the country and for south-west Japan over warnings of tsunami waves of 1 metre (3ft) or more.

The Philippine Seismology Agency, Phivolcs, said the waves could hit the Philippines by midnight local time (4pm GMT) and continue for hours, though there were no initial reports of significant wave damage by that time.

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