21 provinces in Philippines under tsunami alert

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Magnitude of 8.0 Earthquake hits Maxico. Image Credit: Reuters

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)  has placed 21 provinces on alert for a possible tsunami after a preliminary 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit Chiapas, Mexico.

The following areas are advised to wait and listen for updates:

1. Batanes Group of Islands
2. Cagayan
3. Ilocos Norte
4. Isabela
5. Quezon
6. Aurora
7. Camarines Norte
8. Camarines Sur
9. Albay
10. Catanduanes
11. Sorsogon
12. Eastern Samar
13. Northern Samar
14. Leyte
15. Southern Leyte
16. Surigao del Norte
17. Surigao del Sur
18. Davao Oriental
19. Davao Del Norte
20. Davao Del Sur
21. Davao Occidental