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Green earthquake alert (5.3M,depth:62.82km) in Philippines at 4/23/2017 1:19:47 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 5.3M, Depth:62.82km
  • 23 Apr 2017 01:19:47 UTC
  • 1768941 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.3 M
  • Depth: 62.82 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 9.251, 126.3019
  • Time (UTC): 23 Apr 2017 01:19:47
  • Time (ECT): 23 Apr 2017 03:19:47

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 12km. The nearest places are Burgos (3400 people , 13km), Tigao (2000 people , 14km), Madrelino (14km), Tuburan (16km), Sibahay (21km), and 33 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Tandag (runway 4400ft, 24km), Siargao (78km), Butuan (runway 6000ft, 96km), and Nonoc (99km). The nearest ports are Tandag (21km), Aras Asan (40km), Dapa (61km), Numancia (77km), Lamon Anchorage (87km), and 2 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 510000 people 29
50 km 270000 people 35
20 km 17000 people 14
10 km no people 0



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