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05 Nov 2019 | 02:38 PM UTC

Philippines: Nationwide earthquake and tsunami drill November 14

Philippines News Alert

Nationwide earthquake and tsunami drill to be held on November 14; transportation and business disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Philippines


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) announced on Tuesday, November 5, that a simultaneous earthquake and tsunami drill will be conducted nationwide on Thursday, November 14. The drill is expected to begin at around 16:00 (local time). Directions to designated evacuation zones will be issued by local authorities.

Transportation and business disruptions are likely during the exercise.


Individuals in affected areas are advised to not be unduly alarmed by the drill and to follow any instructions issued by local authorities.


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