Pacific Ocean Tsunami Warning Canceled, Center Says

The tsunami warning issued after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake hit off the coast of the Philippines has been canceled, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Waves measuring as high as 16 centimeters (6 inches) were reported in Surigao City, the Philippines chief volcanologist, Renato Solidum, said on dzMM radio.

The first tsunami waves did not hit Samar province and Siargao Island as expected at around 9:32 p.m., Solidum said. The Philippines ordered evacuation in six provinces after the quake and subsequent tsunami alert.

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