No tsunami threat in Phl

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday said that there is no tsunami threat in the Philippines following a strong earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea.

A 7.1-magnitude quake struck Eastern New Guniea Region early Tuesday at 5:20 a.m. It had a depth of 127 kilometers (80 miles) about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the town of Bulolo, according to the US Geological Survey, and was felt in the capital Port Moresby about 250 kilometres away.

Officials said there were no immediate reports of major damage and the depth of the tremor meant there was no tsunami threat.

With Agence France-Presse

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