Green alert: earthquake M 5 in Philippines on 12/31/2017 2:53:33 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 31 Dec 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5 in Philippines on 31 Dec 2017 14:53 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: M5.0Depth: 49.45 KmEvent Date UTC: 31 Dec 2017 14:53Exposed Population: 1890000 people within 100km

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

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Philippines, Region of Southern Mindanao (population 4,457,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 34km. The nearest places are Solome (36km), Tinto (37km), Oalao (37km), Cablallan (38km), Burias (4000 people , 39km), 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, 59km), Buayan (runway 5500ft, 70km), and Surallah (Aallah Valley) (runway 4500ft, 93km). The nearest ports are Glan (42km), and Dadiangas (65km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 1.2 million people 67 50 km 180000 people 23 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0


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