PHILVOLCS warned the coastal communities to be on alert for updates on a possible tsunami following a magnitude-8 earthquake in Mexico.

Areas fronting the Pacific Ocean were alerted and warned since earthquakes have a general trigger to generate “a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines in the region” within minutes to hours.

Here are the areas that were mentioned on PHILVOLCS’ warning:

– Batanes Group of Islands
– Cagayan
– Ilocos Norte
– Isabela
– Quezon
– Aurora
– Camarines Norte
– Camarines Sur
– Albay
– Catanduanes
– Sorsogon
– Eastern Samar
– Northern Samar
– Leyte
– Souther Leyte
– Surigao del Norte
– Surigao del Sur
– Davao Oriental
– Davao del Sur
– Davao del Norte
– Davao Occidental

However, officials clarified that there are still no evacuation instructions. Nonetheless, every one is advised to stay alert.

The magnitude-8 earthquake that hit Mexico was dubbed the strongest earthquake to hit the country since the 1985 Mexico City earthquake that resulted to about 5,000 casualties.


According to officials, the epicenter was 123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, with its hypocenter having a depth of 33 km (21 miles).

The coastal communities are warned that multiple tsunami waves are possible according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Source: GMA News