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NDCC Philippine Tsunami Alert Report and Full Details

Written By David D'Angelo on Friday, March 11, 2011 | 3/11/2011


Here are the full details of the Philippine Tsunami Alert Warning as released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center. Please note their telephone numbers in case of emergency.

NDCC numbers are (+632) 911-1406; 912-2665; 912-5668; NDRRMC Secretariat (+632) 912-0441; 912-5947. You can visit their website at www.ndcc.gov.ph

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center, Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City,
Philippines

Telefax: NDRRMC Opcen (+632) 911-1406; 912-2665; 912-5668; NDRRMC Secretariat (+632) 912-0441; 912-5947;

Office of the Administrator, OCD (+632) 912-2424

Email: dopcen@ndcc.gov.ph
Website: www.ndcc.gov.ph

NDRRMC UPDATE
Tsunami Bulletin No. 1

Releasing Officer:
USEC BENITO T RAMOS
Executive Director, NDRRMC and
Administrator, OCD
DATE: 11 March 2011, 2:30 PM
Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW: TSUNAMI ALERT LEVEL 1

Stand-by for Possible Evacuation. A strong distant earthquake occurred near East Coast of HONSHU, JAPAN at 01:4PM (Philippine Time), located at 38.0°N, 142.9°E with depth of 10 km and a
preliminary magnitude of 7.9.

An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami thatcan strike coastlines in the region near the epicenter within minutes to hours. The pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii will monitor sea level gauges nearest the region and report if any tsunami wave activity is observed.

PHIVOLCS TSUNAMI ALERT LEVEL is 1. NO EVACUATION ORDER IS IN EFFECT but communities along the west coast of the country (listed below) areadvised to wait for further information and to prepare for possible evacuation.


Coastal areas fronting the Pacific Ocean of the following provinces should keep
watch:

  • Batanes Group of Islands
  • Cagayan
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Isabela
  • Quezon
  • Aurora
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay 2
  • Catanduanes
  • Sorsogon
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao del Sur


II. ACTIONS TAKEN:

  • NDRRMC Advisory on Tsunami Bulletin No. 1 were disseminated to concerned OCD Regions through SMS, facsimile and website for further dissemination to their respective local DRRMCs from the provincial down to the municipal levels


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