M 6.4 in Philippines on 16 Oct 2019 11:37 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1190672
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.4M
Glide number: EQ-2019-000129-PHL
Depth: 14.12 Km
Lat/Lon: 6.7124 , 125.0046
Event Date: 16 Oct 2019 11:37 UTC
16 Oct 2019 19:37 Local
Exposed Population: 7900000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 Oct 2019 12:15 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.2 (Philippines)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1.4 0 1.4
us70005ulm Scaled population (raster) 4.39 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap 0.43 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.27      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.89      
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Philippines - Post earthquake update (ECHO 06 Nov 2019)Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:59

  • Following the 6.5 M and 6.6 M earthquakes that struck Cotabato Province (Mindanao Island) between 29 and 31 October, the number of deaths has increased to 21.
  • According to the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, as of 6 November, 2 people are still missing and 417 are injured. At least 36,183 people have been displaced and are sheltered in 32 evacuation centres. 231,250 people in total were affected by the events, 3,150 houses, 1,076 schools and 73 health centres have also been damaged.
Philippines - Earthquake update (ECHO 18 Oct 2019)Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:04

  • Following the 6.4 M earthquake in North Cotabato Province (Mindanao Island, southern Philippines) on 16 October, the number of fatalities has increased to 5 and 89 people are injured.
  • According to the national authorities, as of 18 October, 202 people have been displaced, 3,068 affected and at least 337 houses damaged.
  • 497 aftershocks have been recorded and several landslides were triggered by the main seismic event, causing damage to houses and infrastructure.
  • Authorities continue to monitor the effects of the earthquake and emergency teams will be deployed to the affected area.
Philippines - Earthquake (ECHO 17 Oct 2019)Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:07

  • An earthquake of 6.4 M at a depth of 14 km occurred in North Cotabato province (Mindanao island, southern Philippines) on 16 October at 11.37 UTC. The epicentre was approximately 30 km north-west of Koronadal City (Cotabato province), and 7 km east-northeast of Columbio Town (Sultan Kudarat Province).
  • Two aftershocks of magnitude 5.3 M and 4.9 M were recorded, USGS PAGER estimates that up to 121,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 2,150,000 to strong shaking.
  • Media report 4 deaths and more than 60 people injured in Tulunan, North Cotabato, and in Magsaysay and Digos in Davao del Sur.  In addition, 29 buildings, including houses, schools and hospitals, have been damaged.
  • Response operations and damage assessment are ongoing.
  • Schools in the region have been closed today for structural assessments.
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Latest media headlines

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Digos malls, department stores closed due to quake damageSun, 20 Oct 2019 10:44:00 +0200.

ASSESSMENT. Members of the Digos City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council tackle various issues surrounding the damage brought by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit the area on October 16. City Councilor Marc Fernandez (standi
Philippines: NDRRMC Update: Situational Report No. 07 regarding Magnit ... Sun, 20 Oct 2019 04:42:00 +0200.

I. Situation Overview. On 16 October 2019, at around 7:37 PM, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake occurred in Tulunan, North Cotabato with the following details: As of 19 October 2019, 5:00 PM, a total of 611 aftershocks were recorded (previous repo
Landslide, building damage from Philippine quake kills 5Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:30:00 +0200.

Debris are scattered on the floor of a damaged store a day after a strong quake struck in Digos, Davao del Sur province, southern Philippines Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. A powerful and shallow earthquake hit several southern Philippine provinc
Bishops appeal for aid for Mindanao quake victimsSat, 19 Oct 2019 10:51:00 +0200.

MANILA -- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Saturday appealed to the faithful in Luzon and Visayas to help the victims of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit parts of Mindanao. CBCP president Archbishop Romulo

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (75), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (4), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),