Because the epicenter is located at the sea, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a warning for Indonesia, Philippines, Belau, Yap, Taiwan, Japan, Guam, N. Marianas, Papua New Guinea A Tsunami Watch is in Effect For Chuuk, Marcus Is., Kosrae, Pohnpei, Marshall Is., Wake Is., Solomon Is., Russia, Nauru.
View M7.9 - 135km E of Sulangan, Philippines - 2012-08-31 12:47:35 UTC in a larger map
In Cebu City, the tremor sent thousands on the street. Occupants of high-rise buildings were forced to evacuate as soon as the shaking stopped. According unconfirmed reports, Jones avenue was filled with people in response to the quake.
Tsunami Warning for Legazpi, Davao, and Palanan
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued specific warnings to the following areas in the Philippines: Legazpi, Davao and Palanan. According to the report, it is not certain whether a tsunami was generated but an earthquake of this intensity is capable of creating destructive tsunamis that can hit nearby coasts in minutes. The report further said that the tsunami, if ever created will arrive at around 9:40PM today.
UPDATE: all tsunami warnings has been cancelled.