Tsunami alert level 3 raised in Samar, Leyte, Surigao—PhivolcsBy DJ Yap
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Tsunami Alert Level 3 has been raised in Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte and Surigao Sur, said Renato Solidum, director of Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Friday night.
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council executive director Benito Ramos said first responders have been deployed to the concerned areas.
“Strong tremors were felt up to the Cagayan Valley even, but there were no reports yet of toppled structures,” he told the Inquirer by phone.
As of 9:30 p.m. Friday, Ramos said the agency had received no reports of casualties and damage. But he warned people living on the coastlines and seaboards from Cagayan to Surigao del Norte to be on the alert.