jueves, 6 de julio de 2017

Red earthquake alert (6.9M,depth:40.6km) in Philippines at 7/6/2017 8:03:59 AM

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 6.9M, Depth:40.6km
  • 06 Jul 2017 08:03:59 UTC
  • 3913687 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 6.9 M
  • Depth: 40.6 km (deep)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 75 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: PTWC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 11.092, 124.843
  • Time (UTC): 06 Jul 2017 08:03:59
  • Time (ECT): 06 Jul 2017 10:03:59

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPhilippines, Region of Eastern Visayas (population 3,055,000). The nearest places are Pastrana (2700 people , 5km), Canhandugan (2000 people , 6km), Caridad (6km), Hubas (7km), Dagami (4300 people , 9km), and 118 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Daniel Z Romualdez (runway 7000ft, 25km), Ormoc (runway 3900ft, 29km), Philphos (47km), Biliran Natl (68km), Catbalogan (78km), and 1 more. The nearest ports are Tanauan (19km), Tacloban (24km), Ormoc (27km), Port Bello (34km), Merida (38km), and 19 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 74km (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
100 km 3.9 million people 124 Likely
75 km 2.7 million people 152 Likely
50 km 1.9 million people 254 Very likely
20 km 400000 people 322 Very likely
10 km 67000 people 213 Very likely



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