martes, 31 de mayo de 2016

GREEN earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:61.35km) in Philippines at 5/31/2016 4:29:49 PM

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 4.7M, Depth:61.35km
  • 31 May 2016 16:29:49 UTC
  • 2612512 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.7 M
  • Depth: 61.35 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 13.1946, 120.618
  • Time (UTC): 31 May 2016 16:29:49
  • Time (ECT): 31 May 2016 18:29:49

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Philippines, Region of Southern Tagalog (population 8,266,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 3km. The nearest places are Mamburao (23000 people , 4km), Buenavista (11km), Alitungan (16km), Baluguhan (17km), Maslud (18km), and 1 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest protected areas are Mount Calavite (32km).

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Mamburao (runway 3900ft, 1km), Pinamalayan (90km), and Lubang (runway 3900ft, 91km). The nearest ports are Mamburao (2km), and Paluan (29km).

The maximum altitude nearby is 2300m. The area has steep slopes (up to 50 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 730000 people 41
50 km 160000 people 20
20 km 57000 people 45
10 km 23000 people 75



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