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No tsunami threat to PH after Papua New Guinea quake – Phivolcs

/ 04:12 PM April 11, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines – The state seismologist said the country is not threatened by a tsunami after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit nearby Papua New Guinea on Friday.

In its latest tsunami advisory, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said there is no “tsunami threat” after a quake hit the Solomon Islands at 3:07 p.m. Philippine time.

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“(T)here is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” Phivolcs said.

Papua New Guinea is located southeast of the Philippines.

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“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,” Phivolcs added.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Friday. The quake has a depth of 50.7 kilometers.

The strong quake struck 61 kilometers southwest of Panguna in Papua New Guinea at 7:07 a.m. UTC (Universal Coordinated Time), USGS said in its latest quake bulletin.

The quake hit Papua New Guinea just days after a powerful 8 magnitude quake hit Chile on April 8.

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