No Tsunami in RP After Taiwan Quake


‘State seismologists on Sunday allayed fears of a tsunami resulting from a magnitude-6.4 quake that hit Taiwan Saturday night.


Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) director Renato Solidum Jr. said they already relayed a no-tsunami alert to the Office of Civil Defense.

“Walang panganib ng tsunami sa ating bansa. Walang magiging epekto ang lindol saTaiwan sa atin (The Taiwan quake does not pose danger to our country. There is no tsunami alert),” Solidum said in an interview on dzBB radio on Sunday.

The United States Geological Service said the quake measured at magnitude 6.4 and occurred at about 9:02 p.m. Saturday.

Its epicenter was 25 km south-southeast of Hua-lien, Taiwan; 95 km south of Su-ao, Taiwan; 110 km east-southeast of T’ai-chung, Taiwan, or 145 km south of Taipei.

On the other hand, Phivolcs’ Bicol-based monitoring chief July Sabit said the quake was too far to create an affect on restive Mayon Volcano in Albay province…’ –GMAnews.tv

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