Nov 17, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:51.83km) in Philippines at 11/17/2016 12:58:10 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 4.9M, Depth:51.83km
  • 17 Nov 2016 00:58:10 UTC
  • 1385032 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.9 M
  • Depth: 51.83 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 8.9724, 126.4573
  • Time (UTC): 17 Nov 2016 00:58:10
  • Time (ECT): 17 Nov 2016 01:58:10

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 15km. The nearest places are Cagwait (18km), La Paz (2200 people , 21km), Somosomo (24km), Tago (6200 people , 25km), Marihatag (3700 people , 25km), and 29 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, 33km), and Bislig (runway 3900ft, 87km). The nearest ports are Aras Asan (18km), Tandag (30km), Lamon Anchorage (56km), Hinatuan (68km), Bislig / Mindanao (87km), and 1 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 580000 people 33
50 km 200000 people 26
20 km 9800 people 7
10 km no people 0



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