Philippines: No Risk Of Tsunami Following 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

21st Jan, 2021. 08:16 pm
Philippines: No Risk Of Tsunami Following 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook the Philippines but no casualties were reported so far fortunately and also there is no risk of Tsunami.

According to a report by Reuters, the Pacific Tsunami Center said that there was no risk of a tsunami in a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in the sea near the Philippines.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 98.5 km.

The epicenter was reported at 7.1 magnitude, with a depth of 114 kilometers, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC).

The Associated Press reports that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown of Davao was evacuated after the quake, with power lines and boards strewn across the ground, but no casualties were reported.

Rodrigo was at the presidential palace in the capital, Manila.

The Philippine Institute of Vulcanology and Seismology said the quake affected nearby cities and other provinces.

The USGS said there was a risk of minor casualties. The US Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami alert as there was less damage from the quake.

Dangerous tremors and earthquakes have been reported in the southern Davao region of the Philippines.

The Philippines is located in the Ring of Fire, which is prone to earthquakes and landslides and has the highest number of earthquakes in the world, with about 20 typhoons and hurricanes occurring each year.

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake shook the northern Philippines in 1990, killing at least 2,000 people.

An earthquake measuring 6.1 to 6.3 on April 23, 2019 in the Philippines killed 11 people and injured dozens.

At least 11 people have been killed and more than 100 injured so far in the Philippines, which has been battered by the quake for two days, officials said, adding that the death toll could rise further.

The quake affected rural areas and severely damaged power and communications systems in many areas.

More than 400 aftershocks were also recorded after the initial quake, the report said.

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