martes, 31 de mayo de 2016

GREEN earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:59.12km) in Philippines at 5/31/2016 11:32:15 AM

Green Earthquake in Philippines


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:59.12km
  • 31 May 2016 11:32:15 UTC
  • 1526716 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.5 M
  • Depth: 59.12 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 9.4611, 126.1465
  • Time (UTC): 31 May 2016 11:32:15
  • Time (ECT): 31 May 2016 13:32:15

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Philippines, Region of Southern Mindanao (population 4,457,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 18km.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest protected areas are Siargao (19km).

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Tandag (runway 4400ft, 40km), and Siargao (52km). The nearest ports are Dapa (37km), and Tandag (39km).

The maximum altitude nearby is 1800m. The area has steep slopes (up to 30 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 800000 people 45
50 km 300000 people 38
20 km 7500 people 5
10 km no people 0



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