miércoles, 6 de diciembre de 2017

Green alert: earthquake M 5 in Philippines on 12/6/2017 2:48:22 AM

M 5 in Philippines on 06 Dec 2017 02:48 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

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: M5.0
  • Depth: 41.78 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 06 Dec 2017 02:48
  • Exposed Population: 1590000 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Philippines, Region of Eastern Visayas (population 3,055,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 2km. The nearest places are Asgad (3km), Salcedo (3500 people , 6km), Lusod (6km), Mercedes (8km), Bobon (9km), and 42 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Guiuan (runway 7000ft, 15km), Borongan (60km), Daniel Z Romualdez (runway 7000ft, 74km), and Dolores (99km). The nearest ports are Guiuan (15km), Gen Macarthur (20km), Borongan (55km), Tanauan (76km), Tacloban (78km), and 1 more.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 410000 people 23
50 km 240000 people 31
20 km 100000 people 80
10 km 28000 people 89



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