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Philippine authorities on Saturday warned of a “destructive tsunami” and called on people to move inland after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Mindanao, in the south of the archipelago.

A destructive tsunami is expected with waves whose height poses a threat to lives, said the x27;Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Phivolcs, onThe disaster has triggered evacuation orders for some areas in the region, including southwest Japan, due to waves that could exceed a meter in height.

These waves are expected to make landfall in the Philippines around midnight local time and continue for hours.

The ships already at sea should remain in deep waters until they receive advice to the contrary, the Phivolcs agency said.

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For its part, the Japanese broadcaster NHK indicated that the tidal waves are expected to reach Japan around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Still in the Philippines, they say s' expect significant damage due to the earthquake itself, in addition to warning of aftershocks.

Earthquakes are common in the region, which lies within the Ring of Fire, a ring of volcanoes encircling the Pacific Ocean where seismic activity is common.

With information from Agence France-Presse and Reuters

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