Tsunami warning issued for Pacific countries
31 August 2012, 16:30
Manila - A major 7.9 earthquake hit the sea area
east of the Philippines on Friday and a tsunami warning was issued for
the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan, US seismologists said.
US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 33km and hit at
20:47 (12:47 GMT) about 139km east of the city of Sulangan.