6.9 magnitude earthquake in Visayas region leaves 7 people dead and some building cracks; tsunami alert was given

6.9 magnitude earthquake in Visayas region leaves 7 people dead and some building cracks; tsunami alert was given

Cebu : Philippines | Feb 06, 2012 at 1:01 AM PST
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A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits the Negros Oriental on Monday. A warning for possible Tsunami was ordered by PHILVOLCS that immediately supported by the Department of Transportation and Communications office.

Secretary Mar Roxas instructed the Philippine Coast Guard Chief Edmundo Tan to prevent the fisherman from going out to the sea for the duration of the tsunami alert. The Philippine National Office chief Nicanor Bartolome instructed the PNP Region 6 and Region 7 to keep the population away near the shoreline areas while the tsunami alert is ongoing. Relief goods and support are now prepared by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

In Negros Occidental it quickly causes damage as the glass windows in the mall broke. Mall in Iloilo City and Cebu City and the Foreign Affairs office in Cebu have found a form on cracks after the quake. The works are suspended at the Provincial office of Cebu.

Meanwhile the Philippine Airlines did not cancel their flights to the Visayas and Mindanao despite of the alert as it didn’t cause damages to the airport facilities.

After two hours of observation the tsunami alert was lifted but National Disaster Risk and Management Council confirmed that seven people were dead due to earthquake.

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