In the wake of Indonesia quake, Phivolcs tells alarmists RP won't be hit by tsunami

There's no tsunami., citing information from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), reports that those living in coastal areas have nothing to fear even after a quake hit Indonesia's northern Sumatra early today. The United States Geological Survey revealed that the quake struck at a depth of 46 kilometers, just off northern Sumatra, at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday (6:15 a.m. in Manila).

Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum said: "We will not be affected because the Sumatra Island, Java, the Malay Peninsula and Sabah are serving as a barriers [for the Philippine coastal areas]."

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