A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Eastern Visayas region on Tuesday, April 23, around 13:37 (local time). There is no threat of a tsunami, according to a US Tsunami Warning System notice issued at 13:45. The earthquake was unrelated to another large quake in Central Luzon region on Monday, April 22. Tuesday's quake hit about 69 km (43 mi) west of Calbayog City in Samar province at a depth of 86 km (53 mi). No damage reports were available as of 13:55; however power, telecommunication, and transportation disruptions are possible. Further aftershocks and associated damages are possible in the coming hours and days.
Individuals in Eastern Visayas region are advised to be prepared for aftershocks, anticipate transportation, telecommunication, and power disruptions, and to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. road closures, evacuation notices). In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves from falling debris if indoors, to move away from windows, and not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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