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No tsunami threat to PH from Papua New Guinea quake

By: - Reporter / @deejayapINQ
/ 02:20 PM April 06, 2013

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/

MANILA, Philippines—There was no threat of a tsunami hitting the Philippines after a strong earthquake struck near Papua New Guinea and Indonesia at noon Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In a bulletin, Phivolcs said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.2, but the United States Geological Survey later revised this to 7.1.

“No destructive Pacific-wide threat exists based on the historical and tsunami data,” Phivolcs said.

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But it noted that “earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the epicenter.”

“There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” the bulletin said.

TAGS: Earthquake, Features, Indonesia, Natural Calamities, Papua New Guinea, tsunami
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