M 6.7 in Philippines on 23 Jul 2021 20:48 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1278416
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.7M
Depth: 112 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.6989 , 120.713
Event Date: 23 Jul 2021 20:48 UTC
24 Jul 2021 04:48 Local
Exposed Population: 2870000 people in MMI V
13750000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 23 Jul 2021 21:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.2 (Philippines)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0.3 0 0.3
us6000eyfk Scaled population (raster) 0 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 - Earthquake (ECHO 24 Jul 2021)Sat, 24 Jul 2021 15:45

  • An earthquake of  6.7 M at a depth of 112 km occurred approximately 23 km south of the Catalagan Municipality in the Province of Batangas on 24 July at 04.48 local time (UTC +8). It was felt in Calapan City and Puerto Galera in the province of Oriental Mindoro; in Sablayan and Magsaysay in Occidental Mindoro; and in Carmona and Dasmariñas City, in the province of Cavite.
  • Initial reports by local government units indicate that landslides have caused road blockages in the towns of Agoncillo and Bauan in Batangas. Some public infrastructure such as schools and market buildings suffered minor damages. A number of shelters in Batangas and Occidental Mindoro provinces are damaged. These communities are currently also experiencing heavy rains due to the Southwest monsoon.
  • DG ECHO partners are monitoring the impact to the affected population, especially in the areas in Batangas where there are also volcanic activities.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

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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: EC-JRC (86), (3), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),