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Tiny tsunami spares Philippines

RELIEF:Residents on the coast panicked after tremors hit, thinking a big tsunami could be next, but despite the quake’s magnitude, only small waves were generated

AP, MANILA

“My neighbors and I have evacuated. We are now on our way to the mountains,” fisherman Marlon Lagramado said before the tsunami warnings were lifted, in a telephone interview from Eastern Samar’s Guiuan Township.

The Philippine archipelago is located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common. A magnitude 7.7 quake killed nearly 2,000 people in northern Luzon Island in 1990.

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