Tsunami Alert: Philippines

Here’s a compilation of recent tweets and retweets on the  tsunami alert here in the Philippines following the earthquake in Chile (27 Feb 2010). Please note that these are copied as is. Let us know if there has been a misinformation and we’ll do our best to rectify them immediately.

LATEST UPDATE: US NOAA: The Pacific-wide tsunami warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Ctr is now canceled for all countries. http://bit.ly/bCL6li [via @ABSCBNNews] [02/28 18:11]


  • Pacific under tsunami threat after massive 8.8 quake strikes Chile [via CNN.com] [02/27 11:52 EST]
  • Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: Tsunami may hit eastern Philippines between 1-2 PM of 28 February 2010  http://bit.ly/bcf8EP [via @ANCALERTS] [02/28 00:44]
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration estimates the height of possible tsunamis across the Pacific http://bit.ly/aDQCtp [via @ANCALERTS] [02/28 00:56]
  • The 8.8 earthquake is classified a “great earthquake”. From the USGS Web Site: http://ow.ly/1bXz6 [via @iDeskCNN @kay_bu] [02/28 01:02]
  • CNN’s Myers: an 8.0 quake is about 32 times stronger than a 7.0. from 7.0 to 9.0 it’s 32×32 stronger = about 1,000 times [via @donronX] [02/28 01:16]
  • Official death toll in Chile rises to 214 after 8.8 earthquake: http://is.gd/9ltO9 [via CNN.com] [02/28]
  • 19 Provinces under TSUNAMI ALERT (via @joseparis):
  • Batanes, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Quezon, Aurora, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur


  • MANILA — Phivolcs said there is no need to raise tsunami alert again despite reports of bigger waves in some parts of Eastern Samar. [via @sunstaronline] [02/28/10 18:35]
  • PHIVOLCS: One meter high tsunami reported in Borongan, Samar [via @ANCALERTS] [02/28/10 18:19]
  • Pacific wide tsunami warning has now been cancelled in the Philippines but remains in effect for Japan and Russia – http://bit.ly/d0PHLZ [via @bicolanodevil] [02/28 08:31]
  • PHIVOLCS: Tsunami Alert Level 2 now in Philippines — Dir. Renato Solidum being interviewed now by Julius Babao in DZMM [02/28 07:34]
  • Wala pang babala ng tsunami sa Prieto Diaz Sorsogon. Just spoke with relatives there. #SHOOnami [via @hooleyjooley @tonyocruz] [02/28 02:36]
  • RockEdRadio is on standby alert for tsunami info-updates today (Feb 28) for broadcast on NU107 [02/28 02:21]
  • 89: number of Filipinos in Chile. No Filipino in initial list of casualties. #SHOOnami [via @tonyocruz] [02/28 02:20]
  • PHIVOLCS: the tsunami triggered by 1960 Chilean quake brought waves 3 meters high in Luzon and 6 meters in Visayas and Mindanao. [via @maria_ressa] [02/28 02:11]
  • New NOAA Pacific Tsunami bulletin issued w/in last 10 minutes. http://bit.ly/9XBBny [via @ageofbrillig] [02/28 02:05]
  • After the two Philippine quakes, Okinawa in Japan gets 7.3 quake at 5:31a Saturday. Then Chile hit, triggering a tsunami. Alert up in RP. [via @maria_ressa] [02/28 01:58]
  • PHIVOLCS: 5.3 quake hits 76 km SE of Gen San shortly after midnight Sat. 3.3 quake struck 30 km NE of Butuan City 3:35a Sat. [via @maria_ressa] [02/28 01:57]
  • PHIVOLCS: no evacuation order is in effect,but people along the identified coasts are advised to prepare for possible evacuation [via @donronX] [02/28 01:07]
  • PHIVOLCS Press Release on Tsunami Watch issued at 11:30 PM (PDF) http://bit.ly/9OJ0eP [via @ageofbrillig] [02/28 00:57]
  • Tsunami ETA’s forecast points [via @ImRGCruz] [02/28 00:52]
  • Here’s the NOAA preliminary model of potential tsunami impact – http://bit.ly/aDQCtp [via @bicolanodevil] [02/28 00:52]
  • Initial tsunami alert issued to Pacific Ocean-wide countries (including Philippines) [02/27 22:43]
  • Latest Pacific Ocean-wide Warning Supplement [02/27 16:47]


  • Philippine officials in Argentina have advised the Filipino community to take necessary precautions [via ANCALERTS] [02/28/10 18:01]
  • No Filipinos hurt in Chile earthquake – DFA [via NBN_Ch4] [02/28/10 17:06]
  • NDCC just reposted PHIVOLCS tsunami advisories. Take a look: http://ow.ly/1bYur [via @tonyocruz] [02/28 02:11]
  • Saturday NDCC Advisory on Tsunami Alert http://shar.es/m0BVV [via @thomasmmm] [02/28 02:11]


  • For emergencies and reports on tsunami, contact Philippine Red Cross at 527-0000 / 143
  • Philippine Coast Guard: 527-6136
  • NDCC: 912-5668, 911-1406, 911-5061, 912-2665




  • Governor Lingle announced that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has lifted the Tsunami Warning for the State of Hawaii. [via @PacificCommand] [02/28 07:47]
  • Tsunami reaches Australia, no big waves reported http://bit.ly/a1jXjg [via @inquirerdotnet] [02/28 07:17]
  • 5.6-foot #tsunami wave recorded at Hilo Bay of Hawaii, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center tells NBC News http://bit.ly/dq67oM [via @BreakingNews] [02/28 06:48]
  • A 5.9 ft (1.79m) tsunami has been confirmed to have struck Hiva Oa of the Marquesas Islands. [via @ageofbrillig] [02/28 02:49]
  • Phone lines in Hawaii are jammed, so people are reporting to tv stations by Twitter, Governor makes a statement via Skype. wow. [via @JimAyson] [02/28 02:29]
  • Slideshow: Photos of destruction caused by earthquake in Chile and people’s response – Yahoo News http://ow.ly/1bXRr [via @tonyocruz] [02/28 01:26]
  • Hawaii prepares evacuations ahead of tsunami (@Reuters) http://viigo.im/2zya [via @thomasmmm] [02/28 01:21]
  • 32nd major aftershock, magnitude 5.2, centered off Maule shore of Chile – U.S. Geological Survey [via @BreakingNews] [02/28 01:15]
  • 31st major aftershock, magnitude 5.5, centered in Bio-Bio, Chile – U.S. Geological Survey [via @BreakingNews] [02/28 01:12]
  • No major damage reported from 6.3-magnitude #quake near Salta, Argentina, but cell phone service is out – Buenos Aires Herald [via @BreakingNews] [02/28 01:08]
  • Tsunami advisory extended to Oregon, Washington, parts of Alaska, coastal British Colombia – West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center [via @BreakingNews] [02/28 01:04]

Updated as of 28 February 2010, 7:23 PM.

(Collated with the help of @dementia, @mjeansaberon)


  1. Social comments and analytics for this post…

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  3. Tsunami warning cancelled for the Philippines. http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/tsunami_msgs/HEBTSUPAC.201002280217

    1. Hi, our information has been updated already as of 8:31am. Please see above. Nevertheless, thank you!

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