A map released by the USGS shows the epicenter of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Davao Oriental on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. USGS IMAGE
By Philippine Daily Inquirer
Asia News Network
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) told the public on Saturday to temporarily stay away from beaches and not go to the coast after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Oriental.
In its Tsunami Information No. 1, Phivolcs said, “Minor sea level disturbances such as strong currents and rapid rise and fall of seawater could be expected.” The public was advised to stay alert for unusual waves.