Apr 19, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:83.51km) in Philippines at 4/19/2017 4:26:11 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:83.51km
  • 19 Apr 2017 04:26:11 UTC
  • 1851640 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: 83.51 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 9.3441, 125.6415
  • Time (UTC): 19 Apr 2017 04:26:11
  • Time (ECT): 19 Apr 2017 06:26:11

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inPhilippines, Region of Northern Mindanao (population 3,510,000). The nearest places are Ba├»¿½gonay (2600 people , 9km), San Roque (2000 people , 11km), Kitcharao (7200 people , 13km), Jagupit (2100 people , 14km), Alegria (5800 people , 15km), and 5 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest protected areas are Cabadbaran (9km).

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Surigao (runway 5000ft, 48km), and Butuan (runway 6000ft, 47km). The nearest ports are Butuan (45km), Nasipit (51km), Nasipit (53km), and Surigao (53km).

The maximum altitude nearby is 2200m. The area has steep slopes (up to 50 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 1.3 million people 78
50 km 830000 people 106
20 km 53000 people 42
10 km 3100 people 10



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