There is a Tsunami warning in effect for parts of the Philippines.

The tsunami warning covered the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Quezon, Isabela, Aurora, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Northern Leyte, Leyte, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.

I’m glad to see Cebu province is not included in that warning but I have this thought…

I can see Leyte from my home!

Seems like I heard someone say something like that before.  haha

A strong 8.9 (thanks for the correction Thomas)  earthquake hit Japan today causing a Tsunami in Japan with warning reaching as far west as Hawaii.  This video of the Tsunami is amazing.  Buildings on fire floating in the water!

Initial reports say the the quake ranks in at 7.9.   This quake resulted in shaking for several minutes.  I heard one report saying five minutes but that reporter was actually in the earthquake so it may have seemed like 20 minutes.

Here is a second video of the tsunami.  It contains some of the same footage but is longer.  Could you imagine a wall of burning water coming at you?

 

I hope the Philippines doesn’t see any strong tsunami but this is probably a significant threat.  Residents in Bicol have been advised to seek higher ground.  Words like “Bicol hastens evacuation of coast residents.”

 

 

 

Phivolcs

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology for Informational Purposes Only

I live in a coastal town.  I think the position of Cebu shields it a bit but I honestly don’t know.  I’ve never had any reason to know much about a tsunami.   I think most of us in the USA knew very little about them until the bit one hit parts of Asia about five years ago.

Though I’m near the coast, I’m on a hill about a third of the way up a small mountain.  A foot hill really.  So I’m not concerned for my safety.  However, over the next few hours people living in the Philippines should be alert to this situation.  Especially if you’re in one of the areas where there is warning, make sure you are aware of what authorities are saying in your area.

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