Tsunami Warning Following Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Caused Panic in Cebu - Captured on Video!

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At around 11:49 this morning, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook the islands of Negros and Cebu in the Visayas.

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A few minutes following the tremor, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) issued Tsunami Alert 2 over Western Cebu and Eastern Negros, stating that the earthquake could trigger waves up to a meter-high.

This warning spread like wildfire in the coastal areas of Cebu - with some people reportedly exaggerating the scare - causing distraught crowds to run towards elevated areas to save themselves from being engulfed by sea water.

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One Cebuano was able to capture the panic and ruckus on video using his cellphone and uploaded the clip on Youtube.


Notice how the scare almost caused a stampede on the streets.


That's downright scary; Looks like a scene from an 'end of the world' movie, really.
Let's pray for our friends in Cebu and Negros, TP Friends. May God protect us all always.

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