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No tsunami threat from 8.2 Alaska quake —PHIVOLCS

There is no threat of a destructive tsunami to the Philippines from the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that hit the Alaska Peninsula on Thursday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

“No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data… there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” the agency said.



PHIVOLCS earlier advised some provinces to monitor for updates, saying that an earthquake of this size may generate a destructive tsunami.

At present, the agency said no action is required.—Joahna Lei Casilao/LDF, GMA News