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Phivolcs: No tsunami threat to PH from magnitude 6.5 quake off Kermadec Islands

/ 12:59 PM August 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the Kermadec Islands Region will not cause a tsunami threat to the country, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Tuesday.

Kermadec Islands is a volcanic island group in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.

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“No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data… there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” the Phivolcs evaluation said.

A magnitude 6.5 quake struck the Kermadec Islands Region on Tuesday, 10:53 a.m. It had a 40-kilometer depth, Phivolcs said.

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Phivolcs noted that the tremor occurred approximately 8,323 kilometers from Manila City.

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