PHIVOLCS: No tsunami threat to Philippines from high magnitude quake in Alaska

PHIVOLCS: No tsunami threat to Philippines from high magnitude quake in Alaska
Map shows the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Alaskan peninsula.

MANILA, Philippines — State seismologists on Thursday assured the public that the magnitude 8.2 quake that struck off the Alaskan peninsula on Thursday poses no tsunami threat to the Philippines. 

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake hit 56 miles (91 kilometers) southeast of the town of Perryville with a tsunami warning in effect for south Alaska and the Alaskan peninsula.

"No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data," the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology said in an advisory. "This is for information purposes only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake." 

No action is required at this time, PHIVOLCs also said. 

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LATEST UPDATE: September 8, 2021 - 10:23am

Get the latest updates on the earthquake here. Main image by The STAR/Andy Zapata Jr.

September 8, 2021 - 10:23am

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A 7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off the Philippines on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey reports, briefly triggering a tsunami warning.

The quake hit 63.3 kilometres (39.2 miles) east of Pondaguitan on Mindanao, the country's second largest island, around 1:45 am (1745 GMT) at a depth of 65 km, the USGS said. 

A tsunami warning was issued briefly, according to the US Tsunami Warning System, which said the threat had passed around two hours after the quake. — AFP

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