At least 1 dead in 7.6 Philippine quake, small tsunami reported, warning canceled Staff

8/31/2012 3:29:00 PM - Staff

A 7.6-magnitude quake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines late Friday, killing at least one person in a house collapse, knocking out power in several towns and generating negligible tsunami surges.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has canceled all tsunami warnings and watches, saying that local agencies may still have advisories out, but the threat of a destructive tsunami is very small.

A tsunami alert originally was issued for several countries in the region including Indonesia and Japan and for Pacific islands as far away as the Northern Marianas, but they all were later lifted, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.