12 Mar '11, 3am

@AsiaTodayNews 55,000 in Philippines go home after tsunami alert: MANILA - MORE than 55,000 people... - #Asia #News

MANILA - NEARLY a quarter of a million people returned to their homes all along the eastern coast of the Philippines on Saturday as the threat of a tsunami from Japan's devastating quake subsided, officials said. The government ordered the country's Pacific seaboard cleared of people on Friday as a magnitude 8.9 quake unleashed tsunamis on Japan's east coast and triggered a Pacific-wide alert. National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council executive director Benito Ramos said residents were allowed to return home after spending the night at temporary shelters inland, but advised them to avoid the water. 'The current trend of observed wave heights suggests that the threat of a hazardous tsunami has passed,' he said in a statement. The council said 224,243 people were moved off the coasts overnight as a precaution. Small tsunami waves struck the country in early evening...

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