According to the US Geological Survey, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on the evening of the 2nd, at a depth of about 32 kilometers. The Associated Press reported on the 3rd, quoting local officials, that at least one resident was killed and several others were injured; After the tsunami warning was issued, thousands of people quickly fled their homes and took to the streets to seek shelter in higher ground. Field.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, United States, had earlier said that there was a possibility of a tsunami in the southern Philippines andIndonesiaAfter this, the warning has been lifted from some areas including Palau and Malaysia. Japanese authorities issued an evacuation warning for several locations in Okinawa Prefecture, including coastal areas, on the evening of the 2nd. It is said that thousands of people were affected.
Sheldon Isidoro, a disaster prevention official in Tagum city, in the northern province of Navao in the southern Philippines, told The Associated Press that a pregnant woman had died;EarthquakeShi, her husband and daughter fled their home, but a 4.5-meter concrete wall in the community collapsed, killing one person and injuring two others. Additionally, two children and their parents jumped out of a second-floor window in panic during the earthquake. Fortunately, they fell on the grass and were not seriously injured.
The official said the tremors were weak at first, but then became stronger, making it difficult for him to stand. He said he is currently concerned that there could be many casualties in Tagum city, which has a population of 300,000. The city regularly conducts earthquake drills and is considered one of the contributors to avoiding casualties.
Officials also reported that a hospital in Tagum had evacuated hundreds of patients, but after inspection it was found that there was no major damage to the building and the patients were returned to the hospital. Thousands of people in many cities had to evacuate their homes for hours due to fear of earthquake and tsunami.
philippinesDepartment of DefenseChangte Railway Odolo told a news conference that officials were assessing the impact of the quake. Initial reports indicated that two bridges were damaged and partial power outages were reported. One person died and several were injured.