The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that there is no threat of a tsunami in the country following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit off the coast of Japan on Saturday night, Feb. 13.
According to Phivolcs, the strong quake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 occurred near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 10:07 p.m. in the Philippines.
The epicenter of the temblor was plotted 37.7 N, 141.8 E with a depth of 58 kilometers.
“No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data,” Phivolcs said in an advisory.
“This is for information purposes only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” it added.