Dec 212014

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Sunday night allayed fears of a tsunami from a magnitude-6.6 quake that occurred in the Molucca Sea in Indonesia.

In an advisory, Phivolcs said the quake was recorded at 7:44 p.m. Philippine time, but did not cause any destructive Pacific-wide threat.

“However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coast located within a hundred kilometers of the epicenter,” it said.

“(T)here is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” it added. Joel Locsin/JDS, GMA News

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