viernes, 28 de abril de 2017

Red earthquake alert (7.2M,depth:10km) in Philippines at 4/28/2017 8:23:17 PM

Red Earthquake in Philippines


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


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 7.2M, Depth:10km
  • 28 Apr 2017 20:23:17 UTC
  • 1809247 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 7.2 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 99 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: GEOFON
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 5.51, 125.13
  • Time (UTC): 28 Apr 2017 20:23:17
  • Time (ECT): 28 Apr 2017 22:23:17

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 19km. The nearest places are Batulaki (22km), Burias (4000 people , 26km), Pañgyan (5200 people , 27km), Margus-Pequeño (27km), Lago (28km), and 35 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Tambler (runway 10400ft, 60km), and Buayan (runway 5500ft, 66km). The nearest ports are Glan (36km), Dadiangas (64km), and Lamitan (90km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 99km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage
200 km 7.4 million people 59
100 km 1.8 million people 57 Likely
75 km 1.1 million people 66 Very likely
50 km 200000 people 26 Very likely
20 km <1000 people 0 Very likely
10 km no people 0 Very likely



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