Sunday, March 13, 2011

The tsunami

Due to a Tsunami Warning issued after an extremely strong earthquake in/near Japan yesterday, the Philippines went on alert. We are sending this to assure our family and friends that we are safe and sound on Corregidor, and the only tsunami affect noted in the Philippines was minor wave increases along eastern coastlines.

Corregidor is at the mouth of Manila Bay, and Manila is in the northeast area of the 30-mile diameter bay. Mainland Luzon geographically sheltered us from the tsunami, which originated in the north. As you can see from the map, only a tsunami coming from the southwest could possibly affect Corregidor and Manila, unless of course it originates in Manila Bay.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan, especially to those who have become our friends in the past five years.

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