M 5.5 in Philippines on 15 Mar 2019 23:07 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.5M
Depth: 90.13 Km
Lat/Lon: 6.2403 , 125.3914
Event Date: 15 Mar 2019 23:07 UTC
16 Mar 2019 07:07 Local
Exposed Population: 6310000 people in MMI>=IV
5140000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000jgvf
Inserted at: 16 Mar 2019 03:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.2 (Philippines)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.3 0.3
us1000jgvf Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0.43  
  C2 shakemap 0.27  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.89  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1252369 0.3 15 Mar 2019 23:07 5.5M, 90.48km 4.14 5.1 million 00:19 NEIC
1252395 0.3 15 Mar 2019 23:07 5.5M, 90.13km 4.2 5.1 million 04:23 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 ,of Southern Mindanao (population 4,457,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.3 1252369 6.246/125.443 5.5 90.5 4.036 15 Mar 2019 23:28 00:20 (new episode)
2 0.3 1252369 6.246/125.443 5.5 90.5 4.036 15 Mar 2019 23:44 00:36 (upd of #1)
3 0.3 1252369 6.246/125.443 5.5 90.5 4.137 16 Mar 2019 01:10 02:02 (upd of #2)
4 0.3 1252395 6.246/125.443 5.5 90.5 4.137 16 Mar 2019 03:32 04:24 (new episode)
5 0.3 1252395 6.24/125.391 5.5 90.1 4.141 16 Mar 2019 03:32 04:24 (upd of #4)
6 0.3 1252395 6.236/125.366 5.5 87.1 4.204 16 Mar 2019 22:36 23:29 (upd of #5)
7 0.3 1252395 6.236/125.366 5.5 87.1 4.204 16 Mar 2019 23:10 1d 00:02 (upd of #6)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Southern Mindanao Philippines 1 million people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Malungon Southern Mindanao Philippines Village 51000 people 12 km
Batutitik Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 16 km
Malandag Southern Mindanao Philippines Village 12000 people 17 km
Labu Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 19 km
Conel Southern Mindanao Philippines Village 8300 people 23 km
Little Lun Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 25 km
Lagao III Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 25 km
Bula Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 26 km
Buayan Southern Mindanao Philippines Village 14000 people 28 km
Nutol Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 29 km
Upper Klinan Southern Mindanao Philippines Village 3700 people 30 km
Tamblel South Cotabato Philippines Village - 34 km
Silway Southern Mindanao Philippines Village 7700 people 34 km
Koronadal Southern Mindanao Philippines Village 74000 people 36 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Buayan GES 9 Civ. Paved No 5500
Tambler 151 Civ. Paved Yes 10400

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Dadiangas PHDAD Philippines

More information

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