7.6 Magnitude Earthqauke Triggers Tsunami Warning for the Philippines

, Posted: Fri, August 31 2012 at 8:08 AM, Updated: Fri, August 31 2012 at 8:09 AM

 A 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck 91 miles off the coast of the Philippines Friday morning.

Originally, that earthquake had been registered as a 7.9 magnitude.

Early reports say the quake was felt in the capital of Manila.

Both the U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center are reporting that a tsunami warning has been issued for the
Philippines.

Officials there are warning residents to get to higher ground, as a precaution.

A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii early Friday morning; it has since been lifted.

At this time, there is no tsunami watch or warning for the U.S. West coast.

There have also been no immediate reports of damage or injury.

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