Apr 30, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.7M,depth:10km) in Philippines at 4/29/2017 7:42:05 PM

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 4.7M, Depth:10km
  • 29 Apr 2017 19:42:05 UTC
  • 1483426 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.7 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 5.3758, 124.9272
  • Time (UTC): 29 Apr 2017 19:42:05
  • Time (ECT): 29 Apr 2017 21:42:05

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 46km. The nearest places are Batulaki (49km), Sabang (49km), Tubay (50km), Burias (4000 people , 52km), Lago (53km), and 20 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, 77km), and Buayan (runway 5500ft, 87km). The nearest ports are Glan (58km), and Dadiangas (83km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 250000 people 14
50 km 10000 people 1
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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