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M 5.4 in Philippines on 12 Apr 2017 20:01 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.4M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Apr 2017 20:01 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 7308504 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Apr 2017 20:15 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10008h1u (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 146 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: Sitrep No.7 re Effects of April 2017 Series of EQs in Batangas
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:21:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW: A phenomenon called earthquake swarm is currently happening at Batangas. An earthquake swarm is a burst of earthquake activity clustered in a specific area in a short period of time due to movement of a fault. The Batangas swarm started on 04 April at 8:58 PM and is still ongoing to date.

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Philippines: Philippines - Earthquake activity UPDATE (GDACS, USGS, NDRRMC, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 April 2017)
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:45:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

The seismic activity in the Philippines continued on 12 April. A new earthquake of magnitude 5.4 M at a depth of 10 km hit central Mindanao at 20.01 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 20 km east of Wao (Lanao del Sur). USGS-PAGER indicates shaking up to "strong " for 9 000 people. A 5.

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Flash floods in Western Indonesia kill two, quake hits Philippines
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:33:00 +0200   vietnamplus-en (en)

Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesian authorities on April 13 said flash floods in Indonesia’s western province of Aceh left two dead and one missing while damaging hundreds of houses. Heavy downpours led to flash floods in Aceh Tenggara and Aceh Barat districts, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (67), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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