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PHIVOLCS: No tsunami threat in Philippines due to Antarctica earthquake


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Sunday said there is no threat of tsunami to the country after an earthquake struck Antarctica.

“A major earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 occurred in South Shetland Islands on 24 January 2021 at 07:37 AM (Philippine Standard Time) located at 62.0 oS, 55.3 oW with depth of 10 km,” PHIVOLCS said.

“No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data,” PHIVOLCS said in its advisory.

The magnitude of the said earthquake however was placed at 7.0 by Chile’s National Emergency Office. 

Authorities issued a tsunami warning for researchers at Chile's Eduardo Frei base in Antarctica. —KG, GMA News

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