"Nothing happens unexpectedly, everything has an indication, we just have to observe the connections."
This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.
Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.
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The earthquake happened inPhilippines, Region of Northern Mindanao (population 3,510,000). The nearest places are Baï¿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.
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