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PRESS RELEASE : EARTHQUAKE IN GOVERNOR GENEROSO, DAVAO ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES

EARTHQUAKE IN GOVERNOR GENEROSO, DAVAO ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to confirm that an earthquake with 7.1 magnitude was reported in Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental on 29 December 2018. So far, there has been no report of any Malaysian affected by the earthquake.

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to advise Malaysians in the Philippines to be on alert for unusual wave and to stay away from the beach area, particularly near the shoreline of the following area:

 

  1. Compostela Valley;
  2. Davao Del Norte;
  3. Davao Del Sur;
  4. Davao Oriental;
  5. Davao City;
  6. Sarangani;
  7. South Cotabato;
  8. Agusan Del Norte;
  9. Agusan Del Sur;
  10. Surigao Del Norte; and
  11. Surigao Del Sur

 

Those who are visiting or living in the affected areas are advised to be cautious and always monitor local news and weather reports. They should follow instructions from local authorities. As the situation in the affected areas remain fragile, all Malaysians are therefore, advised to defer non-essential travel to the affected areas.

 

Malaysians requiring consular assistance are advised to contact either the Embassy of Malaysia in Manila or the Consulate General in Davao, Mindanao as per the details below:

 

EMBASSY OF MALAYSIA IN MANILA

107, Tordesillas Street,

Salcedo Village,

Makati City,

1227 Philippines

Tel:      +63 2 662 8200

+63 917 864 0761 (after working hours)

Email: mwmanila@kln.gov.my

 

 

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALAYSIA IN DAVAO

 

2nd Floor, Usman Building,

Diho Subdivision Road,

Buhangin ,Davao City
8000 Philippines

Tel:      +63 82 221 4050

            +63 936 9684001

Email: mwdavao@kln.gov.my

   

 

 

 

 

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Embassy of Malaysia in Manila and Consulate General of Malaysia in Davao, Mindanao, is also in close contact with the local authorities for the latest updates on the situation and for any advisories.

 

PUTRAJAYA

29 December 2018