M 5.5 in Philippines on 06 May 2019 02:48 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 1178679
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 48.25 Km
Lat/Lon: 18.7287 , 120.9049
Event Date: 06 May 2019 02:48 UTC
Exposed Population: 950000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 06 May 2019 04:56 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.2 (Philippines)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.3 0.3
us70003h71 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0.43  
  C2 shakemap 0.27  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.89  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 22 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Government Agencies Are You Prepared? How to use Electrocoagulation Te ... Thu, 09 May 2019 18:37:00 +0200.

Nature is a truly powerful force, one we could never hope to combat, only recover from. Throughout recent history, natural disasters have placed their mark across the world from hurricanes and typhoons to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and
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Ormoc Airport runway widening set as post-2017 earthquake rehabilitati ... Thu, 09 May 2019 15:45:00 +0200.

ORMOC AIRPORT’S 2,042×36 meter runway is up for widening to accommodate bigger aircraft, with P55 million allocated and target completion by 2020, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced on Thursday following an inspect
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Comelec: Quake measures in placeTue, 07 May 2019 18:52:00 +0200.

MANILA, Philippines Not even an earthquake can stop the holding of the elections on May 13, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday said as it assured the public that the poll body is ready and prepared for such a scenario. Comelec
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Magnitude 5.5 quake hits Tawi-TawiTue, 07 May 2019 18:52:00 +0200.

MANILA, Philippines A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit Tawi-Tawi yesterday, but it did not cause any damage. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the tremor struck 358 kilometers southeast of South Ubian town a
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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: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),