NDRRMC Tsunami Bulletin 1 as of 2:30PM, March 11, 2011

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TSUNAMI ALERT LEVEL 1

Stand-by for Possible Evacuation

A strong distant earthquake occurred near East Coast of HONSHU, JAPAN at 01:46 PM (Philippine Time), located at 38.0°N, 142.9°E with depth of 10 km and a preliminary magnitude of 7.9. [Upgraded bu the USGS to 8.9]

An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines in the region near the epicenter within minutes to hours. The pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii will monitor sea level gauges nearest the region and report if any tsunami wave activity is observed.

PHIVOLCS TSUNAMI ALERT LEVEL is 1. NO EVACUATION ORDER IS IN EFFECT but communities along the west coast of the country (listed below) are advised to wait for further information and to prepare for possible evacuation.


Coastal areas fronting the Pacific Ocean of the following provinces should keep watch:

Batanes Group of Islands
Cagayan
Ilocos Norte
Isabela
Quezon
Aurora
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Albay
Catanduanes
Sorsogon
Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Leyte
Southern Leyte
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
Davao Oriental
Davao del Sur