Tsunami alert lifted in PH – Phivolcs

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THE tsunami alert raised on 21 provinces facing the Pacific Ocean has been lifted, the state-run Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

READ: 21 provinces warned of tsunami after Magnitude 8 quake in Mexico

“Based on our data, yung wave height na umabot malapit sa (Philippine) area is approximately less than one meter. Hindi na siya ganoon kataas para mag-threaten sa atin (It is not high enough that it poses a threat),” John Dexzimo, science research analyst of Phivolcs, said in an updated advisory on Friday.

The tsunami alert was raised after a magnitude 8 earthquake jolted Mexico. Its epicenter was in Chiapas, Mexico and had a depth of 33 kilometers.


READ: Magnitude 8 quake rocks southern Mexico–USGS

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PCTW) told Phivolcs that its forecast tsunami waves were less than 0.3 meters for the Philippines.

Dexzimo added that a wave height greater than 1 meter would only be considered as “threatening”.

He added, however, that Phivolcs would still be monitoring the coastal communities fronting the Pacific Ocean for possible sea level change.

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