M 4.7 in Mindanao, Philippines on 30 Dec 2020 23:02 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

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: 49.92 Km
Lat/Lon: 5.104 , 125.2632
Event Date: 30 Dec 2020 23:02 UTC
31 Dec 2020 07:02 Local
Exposed Population:
270000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000d4fn
Inserted at: 30 Dec 2020 23:22 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.2 (Philippines)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d4fn Scaled population (vector) 5.12  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -0.18  
  INFORM_normalised 0.89  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1350597 0 30 Dec 2020 23:02 4.7M, 49.92km N/A 280 thousand (in 100km) 00:19 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Philippines , Region of Southern Mindanao (population 4,457,000) . The nearest places are Tubay, Katingan, Sabang, Ibran, Tumanao, Batulaki, Kamalian, Fort Holland, Margus-Pequeño, Kipagah, and Burias.

Radius Population
100 km 270000 people
75 km 120000 people
50 km 36000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Southern Mindanao Philippines 4.4 million people
Central Mindanao Philippines 3.1 million people
Sulawesi Utara Indonesia 2.6 million people
Northern Mindanao Philippines 3.5 million people
Western Mindanao Philippines 3.1 million people
Maluku Indonesia 1.9 million people
Central Visayas Philippines 4.5 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tubay Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 33 km
Katingan Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 37 km
Sabang Davao del Sur Philippines Village - 38 km
Ibran Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 40 km
Tumanao Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 45 km
Batulaki Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 53 km
Kamalian Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 56 km
Fort Holland Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 60 km
Margus-Pequeño Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 61 km
Kipagah Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 62 km
Kibayo Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 65 km
Pañgyan Southern Mindanao Philippines Village 5200 people 66 km
Burias South Cotabato Philippines Village 4000 people 69 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Glan Philippines 81 km

More information

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