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Phivolcs issues tsunami advisory after Mexico’s 8-magnitude quake

/ 02:40 PM September 08, 2017

People who evacuated from bars during an earthquake stand in the street in La Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, sections of which lost power, just before midnight on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. AP

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Friday issued a tsunami advisory for coastal areas facing the Pacific Ocean following an 8.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

READ: Magnitude-8 earthquake rocks southern Mexico

“No evacuation order is in effect,” the advisory issued at 1:09 p.m. said.

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The coastal communities of the following provinces fronting the Pacific Ocean were advised to wait and listen for updates.

These provinces include:

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

The US Geological Survey said the tremor (Thursday night in Mexico) had a magnitude of 8.0 and its epicenter was 165 kilometers west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state. It had a depth of 35 kilometers. JPV

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