Tsunami Bulletin No.: 1
27 February 2010
TSUNAMI ALERT LEVEL 1
Stand-by for Possible Evacuation
A strong distant earthquake occurred NEAR COAST OF CHILE at 02:34 PM (Philippine Time), located at 36.1 ºS, 72.6 ºW with depth of 55 km and a preliminary magnitude of 8.5. An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can 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 east coast of the country (listed below) are advised 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
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
Davao del Sur