PHIVOLCS: No tsunami threat to PH after magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Japan
In a bulletin released late Wednesday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology or PHIVOLCS announced that there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines following the magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck northeastern Japan.
Quoting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), public broadcaster NHK reported that the quake “measured 6-plus on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to 7 in parts of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures” and that the residents of these areas should avoid being in beaches and river mouths.
The earthquake struck 11:36 PM, Japan Standard Time, and had an estimated depth of 60 kilometers. The United States Geological Service placed the epicenter of the quake at 57 kilometers east-north east of Namie, Japan.
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 7.3 – 57 km ENE of Namie, Japan https://t.co/amVavuyvwE
— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) March 16, 2022