NDRRMC warns possible tsunami in PH after 7.1 quake rattles Colombia | Inquirer News

NDRRMC warns possible tsunami in PH after 7.1 quake rattles Colombia

, , / 07:45 AM October 01, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council warned early Monday all local offices for possible tsunami occurrences after a 7.1-magnitute shook southwestern Colombia Sunday, a report from Radyo Inquirer 990 AM said.

Though no damage or injuries were reported in Colombia, the NDRRMC gave a directive for its provincial offices to prepare for any eventualities.

Associated Press reported the quake struck at 11:31 a.m. local time 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the regional capital of Popayan and was felt in Bogota as well as 10 of Colombia’s 32 states. The U.S. Geological Survey said its epicenter was 94 miles (150 kilometers) beneath the earth’s surface.


The quake was the most powerful to hit Colombia since a 7.2-magnitude temblor shook the same region in 2004, said Patricia Pedraza of Colombia’s geological service.


Security chief Edith Cabeza of Cauca state, of which Popayan is the capital, said the “white city” of 270,000 inhabitants suffered no damage.

Popayan’s historical center was largely reconstructed after a March 1983 quake that killed at least 250 people.

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