THE Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC)-6 said the Philippines is safe from threats of tsunami following the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Hokkaido, Japan, according to the
“There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” RDRRMC-6 Chair Jose Roberto Nuñez said.
Tsunami or harbour wave in Japanese is a huge wave under the sea that occurs during earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides.
Nuñez directed all local DRRM officers in provinces, municipalities, cities, and barangays to undertake precautionary measures and monitor the situation in their area of responsibility.
DRRM officers are likewise directed to disseminate the information through community leaders and the media.
“Emphasis should be on proactive actions – evacuation rather than rescue,” Nuñez said.
At around 2:07 a.m. (Philippine Standard Time) of Sept 6, 2018, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 occurred in the northern island of Hokkaido located at 42.7ºN, 142.0ºE with depth of 39 km.
At least 8 people were killed, 40 are missing and 150 were injured as the major quake engulfed houses and buried people. It is yet another natural disaster that struck the country, amid the onslaught of Typhoon Jebi which has been lashing Japan for days.