Manila, Philippines — Authorities from the Philippine Government has warned coastal communities along the eastern side of the archipelago Saturday, to prepare for possible evacuation after a powerful quake in Chile triggered a tsunami.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck in the Pacific Ocean near the coast of Chile early Saturday could generate a destructive tsunami that could hit coastlines on the western Pacific.
Although there are yet no evacuation orders in effect, the government has advised communities along the east coast of the country to wait for further information and to prepare for possible evacuation.
Monitoring the sea levels now are the Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.
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