Phivolcs: No tsunami threat after magnitude 7 quake
MANILA, Philippines — There is no tsunami threat following the powerful 7.3 earthquake that hit parts of Luzon— particularly the northern region — on Wednesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
Phivolcs said available data indicate that “no destructive tsunami threat exists” following the earthquake.
“This is for information purposes only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” Phivolcs said.
The agency, however, stressed that the earthquake may “generate unusual sea level disturbances” along the coasts near Abra province, the epicenter of the quake.
“However earthquakes of this size may generate unusual sea level disturbances that may be observed along coasts near the earthquake epicenter of Abra province,” Phivolcs said.
According to Phivolcs, the magnitude 7.3 quake was recorded at 8:43 a.m. Its epicenter was located 20 kilometers southeast of Lagangilang in Abra and a depth of 25 kilometers.