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Viral messages on social media: An image widely shared across all Social media accounts claiming large waves hitting a beach, claiming it to be a tsunami could hit the southern Philippines after an earthquake.

Below is the viral post in circulation on Social Media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

BREAKING NEWS - Mga lugar na posibleng tamaan ng tsunami kasunod ng 7.2 magnitude na lindol sa karagatan ng GovGen, Davao Oriental. Pinapayuhan ang mga taong nasa tabing dagat na agad lumikas.

Compostela Valley

Davao del Norte

Dava del Sur

Davao Oriental

Davao City


South Cotabato

Agusan del Norte

Agusan del Sur

Surigao del Norte

Surigao del Sur

Ikalat agad para maging alerto ang lahat!



Translated: Breaking news - areas possible to hit the tsunami following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the ocean of govgen, Davao Oriental. Advise people on the beach to evacuate immediately.

Compostela Valley

Davao city

Dava of the south

Davao city

Davao city


South Cotabato

Agusan del norte

Agusan del sur

Surigao del norte

Surigao del sur

Spread it immediately so everything will be alert!

- Fight Mindanao, 💪❤️

Facts Check: False/Fake

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Facts Check Analysis: The Images of the waves was published on various Facebook post on October 18, after a powerful earthquake rocked the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on October 16, 2019.

The 6.4-magnitude earthquake left at least five people dead and 53 injured. 

All the places listed in the post are all in the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines.

Below is the original post from uihere. The image has been mirrored and altered to add the giant tsunami waves seen in the doctored photo


Google Street view of the fake news


Hence the claim in all the post is false as the image has been edited to look like tsunami wave.

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