7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Eastern Samar

The Eastern Samar was shook by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake yesterday, August 31.  Phivolcs recorded the epicenter at Guiuan Eastern Samar which is 161 km east southeast of Borongan city. Following the earthquake, tsunami warning was raise to alert level number 3 causing people to evacuate to higher grounds.

My grandma and some of my father’s siblings are from Eastern Samar and we can’t help but worry about their safety. As we watch the news last night, we hoped and prayed that there will be no tsunami. I can’t imagine such disaster happening in our hometown.

When I woke up this morning, immediately called my aunt for an update and Thank God everyone is safe! The tsunami warning has been removed. Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers!

The Island of Samar is facing the Pacific Ocean and that makes the place prone to tsunami after such huge quake.

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