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Earthquake in Mindanao Triggers Tsunami Alerts

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In a seismic event of significant magnitude, Mindanao in the southern Philippines experienced a powerful earthquake late Saturday, registering at least 7.3 on the Richter scale. The quake prompted immediate evacuation orders and raised tsunami warnings for Japan, with anticipated waves reaching one meter (3 feet) or higher.

The Philippine Seismology Agency Phivolcs projected potential wave impacts in the Philippines by midnight, urging precautionary measures. The US Tsunami Warning System cautioned that waves up to 3 meters above tide level could affect various Philippine coastlines. Residents in vulnerable coastal areas were advised to evacuate promptly, emphasizing the potential danger. The situation remains fluid, with authorities closely monitoring developments and emphasizing the risk of aftershocks.

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