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RP raises tsunami alert

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology earlier raised a Tsunami Alert Level 1 following the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit south-central Chile Saturday morning (afternoon in Manila). Phivolcs head Renato Solidum said if ever the tsunami triggered off Chile happens, it is expected to arrive between 1:30pm and 2 pm Sunday. (See update here)

Earthquake-generated tsunamiĀ  (source)

An earthquake may generate a tsunami if the quake:

  • occurs just below a body of water,
  • is of moderate or high magnitude, and
  • displaces a large-enough volume of water.
Most tsunamis are generated by underwater earthquakes

Most tsunamis are generated by underwater earthquakes