Tsunami Warning Issued After Quake Near Pondaguitan in Philippines

By Reuters
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August 11, 2021 Updated: August 11, 2021

An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck some 63 km (39 miles) east of Pondaguitan in the Philippines, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and the U.S. Tsunami Warning System issued a tsunami warning.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that damage and aftershocks were expected, according to CNN.

The quake was at a depth of 65.6 km (41 miles), USGS said.

The U.S. National Weather Service said there was no risk of a tsunami for the U.S. West Coast from the earthquake. Hawaii Emergency Management said Hawaii faced no tsunami threat.

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