(UPDATE 4) The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said a high-magnitude quake has left at least one dead and several structures partially damaged, as Phivolcs lifts its local tsunami alert.
In its update 3, NDRRMC reports that a landslide that ensued after the quake in Cagayan de Oro left at least one dead and one injured. It identified the fatality as Emilita Ubalde, 50 years old. Five-year-old Adrian Ubalde was meanwhile injured.
At least five houses were partially damaged due to a flashflood in Barangay Tablon, Cagayan de Oro city, NDRRMC added.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has also lifted as of 12:10 am, Saturday, an earlier announced Tsunami Warning 3 over some provinces after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake was detected off Eastern Samar 8:47 pm Friday.
The government however advises the public to stay on alert for aftershocks.
Earlier, the tsunami warning ordered families along the coasts of Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur to leave their homes and seek higher ground. NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said on radio DZMM that residents on Siargao and the Dinagat Islands have also been earlier told to leave their homes.
As of 11:15 pm, all tsunami warnings from U.S.-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had also been lifted.
Local data from the NDRMMC show the earthquake was measured at Intensity 7 in Giuan, Oras, and Borongan City in Eastern Samar. Intensity 6 was reported in Siargao, Surigao del Norte, Tacloban City, Palo town in Leyte, and St. Bernard in Southern Leyte. Intensity 5 was reported in Mati City, Compostela, Legaspi City, Iloilo City, Bislig City, and Iligan City.
Intensity 4 was reported in Butuan City, Catbalogan City, and Cagayan de Oro City. The quake had an intensity of III in Cotabato, Mambajao, Camiguin, and General Santo City. The cities of Marawi and Sipalay, meanwhile, reported the earthquake at Intensity 2.
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