Major 7.9 earthquake hits east of Philippines: USGS
MDT/PTI 31 August 2012

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at 6.17pm IST east of Philippines a tsunami warning was issued for the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan

Manila: A major 7.9 earthquake hit the sea area east of the Philippines on Friday and a tsunami warning was issued for the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan, US seismologists said, reports PTI.

 

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 33 kilometres and hit at 8:47 pm (1817 IST) some 139 kilometres east of the city of Sulangan.

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