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No threat of tsunami coming from Solomon Islands quake – Phivolcs

/ 04:08 PM April 14, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported no threat of a tsunami from the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that shook the Solomon Islands on Sunday morning.

In its advisory, the agency said that the strong tremor that occurred at around 9:32 a.m. (Philippine time) specifically 677 kilometers west-northwest of Honiara, Solomon Islands or 105 kilometers west-southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, with a depth of 64.3 kilometers, posed no threat of a tsunami to the country.

It further stated, “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.”

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According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the earthquake, which happened at 1:32 a.m. UTC (universal time coordinated), did not generate a tsunami.

“A destructive tsunami was not generated based on earthquake and historical tsunami data,” it stated adding that it was the only bulletin that the center would be issuing for the event.

TAGS: Earthquakes, Global Nation, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Solomon Islands, Tsunami
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