Strong earthquake in Philippines sparks tsunami warning, leaves 1 dead amid widespread panic

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Strong earthquake that sparked a tsunami warning leaves 1 dead amid widespread panic in Philippines

Strong earthquake that sparked a tsunami warning leaves 1 dead amid widespread panic in Philippines

  • A powerful earthquake in the southern Philippines has resulted in the death of at least one villager and numerous injuries
  • Thousands of residents scrambled out of their homes in panic and jammed roads to higher grounds after a tsunami warning was issued
  • The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6 and struck at a depth of 32 kilometers, prompting evacuation orders in various parts of Okinawa prefecture in Japan
  • Despite the widespread panic, initial reports indicate no major damages except for two damaged bridges and pockets of power outages
  • Impact of the earthquake

    A pregnant woman died after being hit by a collapsed concrete wall, while her husband and daughter were injured. Other residents jumped from their homes in panic, but no major casualties were reported thanks to earthquake drills and quick action.

    Response and aftermath

    Hundreds of patients were evacuated from a hospital in Tagum, and thousands of residents stayed outside their homes for hours due to the earthquake and tsunami scare. Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr assured that authorities were assessing the quake’s impact and initial reports indicated no major damages except for two damaged bridges and pockets of power outages.

    Conclusion

    The earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning caused widespread panic and led to one death, but quick action and preparedness measures helped prevent further casualties. As the affected areas recover, authorities continue to assess the situation and provide necessary assistance to the affected communities.

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