Tsunami alert in Japan due to a quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale in the Philippines
August 31, 2012
An earthquake of 7.9 degrees on the Richter scale hit the eastern coast of the Philippines, generating an alarm for the entire Asia Pacific for possible tsunamis. However, it was canceled this afternoon.
The quake originated 60 kilometers from the town of Guiuan in Samar province, located in front of the country this archipelago.
As a result, it issued a tsunami warning covering the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Guam, Taiwan, Palau and Papua New Guinea. Later, it was canceled.