A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the eastern part of the Philippines at 8:47PM, August 31.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that the epicenter of the quake is at 112 km S 78Â°E of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
A tsunami alert level 3 is currently raised on the following areas:
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
If you have relatives, friends, or loved ones that are living in those areas, please advice them to evacuate on higher grounds as a precaution. Evacuation to a 10-meter high elevation is recommended.
Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum added that aftershocks are expected. Keep safe everyone and pray.