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No tsunami threat to PH after magnitude 7 quake off northern California

/ 03:14 PM March 10, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) saw no threat of a tsunami from the magnitude 7 earthquake that shook northern California.

In its tsunami advisory issued at 1:44 p.m. on Monday, Phivolcs said, “No destructive Pacific-wide threat exists based on historical and tsunami data.”

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The agency, however said, “Earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter.”

The tremor, measured at a preliminary magnitude 7, jolted Northern California at around 1:18 p.m. (Philippine time) with its epicenter at 40.8 kilometers northwest off the coast and at a depth of 10 kilometers.

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Phivolcs concluded, “This is for information only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake.”

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