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Tsunami information raised after magnitude-8.2 quake in Alaska

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) on Thursday raised the alarm over a possible tsunami after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck Chignik, Alaska.

“An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines in the region near the epicenter within minutes to hours,” PHIVOLCS said.

At present, PHIVOLCS said that no evacuation is in order.



The agency, however, advised the following provinces to monitor for updates:

  • Batanes Group of Islands
  • Albay
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Cagayan
  • Catanduanes
  • Davao Oriental
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Sorsogon
  • Davao De Oro
  • Isabela
  • ?Eastern Samar
  • Davao del Norte
  • Quezon
  • Northern Samar
  • Davao del Sur
  • Aurora
  • Leyte
  • Davao Occidental
  • Camarines Norte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Surigao del Norte

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) measured the quake at magnitude 7.2, with a depth of 35 km.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System, meanwhile, said the quake had a magnitude of 8.1, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) estimated the quake at a magnitude of 8.0 and a depth of 10 km. -MDM, GMA News