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    8 magnitude quake to hit Phl a hoax?

    THE International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center (IEVPC), a non-profit science research organization located in Florida, predicted a possible 8.0 magnitude earthquake may hit the Philippines in 2014.
    Posted Wednesday on the Daily Postal website, the organization issued in early 2013 a Catastrophic Geophysical Event (CGE) Warning Notice (CWN) for the Molucca Sea. This CWN specified a predicted major earthquake M8.0+ and associated tsunami that may strike the Philippines and northern Indonesia between now and December 2014.
    Here are some details of the prediction of 8.0 magnitude earthquake to hit Philippines in 2014:
    Location: Molucca Sea; south of the Philippines.
    Epicenter Coordinates: 4deg 21min N, 126deg 26min E in the vicinity of the islands of Talaud and Sangihe.
    It said this predicted earthquake may cause widespread property damage and loss of life throughout the Molucca Sea and Celebes Sea regions where an estimated 2 million plus inhabitants live at or near threatened areas.
    “Those nations at highest risk include those that border the Molucca Sea and are otherwise at risk from the expected tsunami,” the warning said.
    It said affected areas include the entire north Indonesian islands, the Philippines, Borneo, Brunei, New Guinea, and west Pacific islands.
    “Increased volcanic activity is also expected and may produce added risks to residents of northern Indonesia and adjacent nations. Major eruptions producing dangerous situations for personnel on Molucca Sea islands are possible along with substantial atmospheric pollution and attendant aviation risks,” the warning further said.
    The organization advised all nations and personnel in these regions of the predicted epicenter should begin preparations for evacuation of coastal areas on a short notice basis.
    IEVPC stressed that its mission is to provide prediction of catastrophic geophysical events (CGE) such as earthquakes, associated tsunamis, and volcanic eruption.
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