In the wake of Indonesia quake, Phivolcs tells alarmists RP won't be hit by tsunami
There's no tsunami.
ABS-CBNNews.com, 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]."