M 5.4 in Philippines on 12 Apr 2017 20:01 UTC

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2017-09-27 17:26

WOAE40 EJRC 122016
EARTHQUAKE ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

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* ORANGE EARTHQUAKE ALERT IN PHILIPPINES *
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SUMMARY

ON 12 APR 2017 20:01:05 UTC (ABOUT 13 APR 2017 04:20:27 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 5.4 OCCURRED IN THE VERY HIGHLY POPULATED REGION OF NORTHERN MINDANAO IN PHILIPPINES. CALABIHON THE NEAREST POPULATED PLACES ARE: CAMP KIBALTAN (6 KM). THE CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT IS: MALAYBALAY (57.8 KM).


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: NEIC
- MAGNITUDE: 5.4 M
- DEPTH: 10 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): 7.696 | 124.8452
- COUNTRY: PHILIPPINES
- PROVINCE: NORTHERN MINDANAO(REGION)
- REGION: MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 12 APR 2017 20:01:05 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 13 APR 2017 04:20:27



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POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: N/A
- AIRPORTS: MALAYBALAY (57.8 KM), LUMBIA (83.8 KM), MARIA CRISTINA (84.6 KM), MALABANG (87.2 KM), AWANG (91.5 KM)
- PORTS: POLLOC (79.7 KM), COTABATO (83.9 KM), MALABANG (87 KM), ILIGAN (89.4 KM), CAGAYAN DE ORO (90.5 KM), TAGOLOAN MIS. OR / CAGAYAN DE OR (95.2 KM), VILLANUEVA (98.7 KM)

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH MEDIUM VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A LOW HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: WED, 12 APR 2017 20:01:05 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 12 APR 2017 22:01:05
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 12 APR 2017 14:01:05
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 12 APR 2017 11:01:05
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 13 APR 2017 03:01:05

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 12 APR 2017 20:16:31 (15 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1163804

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG
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POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 19893303 2533
175 17507265 2229
150 14448825 1840
125 12066056 1536
100 7308504 931
75 3229579 411
50 1174168 149
20 259575 33
10 45248 6
5 16485 2
2 1894 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 149 PEOPLE/KM2.
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THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 13 APR 2017 04:20:27 LOCAL TIME. 13 APR 2017 04:20:27

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
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RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
PHILIPPINES HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 1138 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE LOW LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF LOW RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES PHILIPPINES A MEDIUM VULNERABILITY.
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SECONDARY EFFECTS
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PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS N/A% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS N/A M. SINCE THIS IS A LOW SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS LOW. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC-EC) - OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (UN-OCHA)

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PLEASE REFER TO THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR SUBSCRIBING OR UNSUBSCRIBING FROM THE EARTHQUAKE ALERT EMAIL OR SMS SERVICE.

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