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PHIVOLCS: No tsunami threat after strong quake near Loyalty Islands

There is no threat of tsunami in the country following a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Loyalty Islands late Thursday evening, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) announced.

The earthquake, which occurred at 11:38 p.m. southeast of Loyalty Islands, at a depth of 10 kilometers.

"No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data," PHIVOLCS said in a Tsunami Advisory.

"This is for information purposes only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake."

The agency also recommended that there is no action required at this time. -- BAP, GMA News