No tsunami threat after 6.8 quake off Sarangani town – Phivolcs

By: John Eric Mendoza - | November 17,2023 - 08:34 PM

Illustration from Phivolcs following 7.2 earthquake in Saranggani town in Davao Occidental on Friday, November 17, 2023

Illustration from Phivolcs following a 7.2 earthquake off the waters of Saranggani town in Davao Occidental on Friday, November 17, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) ruled out the possibility of a tsunami after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit in the waters off Sarangani town in Davao Occidental on Friday.

In its advisory, Phivolcs said “no destructive tsunami threat exists based on available sea-level data.”

“There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” Phivolcs announced.

“However, earthquakes of this size may generate unusual sea level disturbances that may be observed along coasts near the earthquake epicenter of Davao Occidental,” it warned nevertheless.

Phivolcs located the tremor 30 kilometers southwest of the area.

It occurred at 4:14 pm.

The earthquake had a shallow depth of 10 kilometers.


Magnitude 6.8 earthquake jolts Sarangani on Friday


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