Phivolcs Releases Advisory on Tsunami in PH
PHIVOLCS – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology issued a tsunami advisory in the Philippines amid a Pacific-wide warning.
Earthquakes can hardly be predicted. This phenomenon which happens as a product of a volcanic action or the movement of the plate within the earth’s crust can happen anytime. Countries that are lying along the Pacific Ring of Fire are more prone to it.
The Philippines is one of the countries that record a lot of quakes in a year. The intensity may vary and as well as the effects of the quake. There are those that can hardly be felt at all while there are also those that caused deaths and massive destructions.
In PH, it is the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology that record earthquake activities. It is more commonly called as PHIVOLCS.
Earthquakes can trigger tsunami, a series of big waves which has the tendency to bring massive destruction and as well as deaths. It is important to watch out for tsunami advisories most especially after major quakes.
Recently, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake which was later on downgraded to 6.9 hit Kermadec Islands, a remote part of New Zealand. It occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning in the remote island. It also released a Pacific-wide warning of a tsunami and warned that smaller waves may reach as far as Mexico, Japan, Russia, and the Southern American coast.
In the Philippines, Phivolcs released a tsunami advisory stating there is “no tsunami threat” in the country. Here’s the bulletin posted:
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