MANILA, Philippines – There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines Sunday, October 28, following the 7.7 earthquake in the west coast of Canada.
“No destructive Pacific-wide threat exists based on the historical and tsunami data. However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coast located within a hundred kilometers of the epicenter,” the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in its latest tsunami bulletin.
The tsunami alert level is at zero (0), the Phivolcs added. No evacuation is necessary.
The epicenter of the tremor, which occurred at 8:04 pm (0304 GMT Sunday) was located 139 kilometers (86 miles) south of the town of Masset, the US Geological Survey said.
Numerous aftershocks, some as large as magnitude 4.6, followed the initial quake, Canadian officials reported.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no “destructive widespread tsunami threat” at this time.
However, the regional West Coast-Alaska Tsunami Warning Center issued a regional warning for coasts located near the epicenter of the earthquake. – Rappler.com/ Agence France-Presse
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