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UPDATED 3:00 p.m. – State seismologists raised a tsunami alert over at least 19 areas in the Philippines on Friday afternoon after a magnitude-8.9 quake hit Japan, the biggest to hit that country in seven years. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Tsunami Alert Level 1, meaning a tsunami caused by the Japan quake may reach the Philippines. Phivolcs director Renato Solidum Jr. said in an interview on dzBB radio the areas in the eastern coastline include: Batanes Island Cagayan Ilocos Norte Isabela Quezon Aurora Camarines Norte Camarines Sur Albay Catanduanes Sorsogon Northern Samar Eastern Samar Leyte Northern Leyte Surigao del Norte Surigao del Sur Davao Oriental Davao del Sur Read more on GMANews 

Tsunami alert up over 19 Philippine provinces after Japan quake

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~ by Es on 11 March, 2011.

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