M 6 in Philippines from 01 Feb 2023 10:44 UTC to 10:44

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1356811
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.0M
Glide number: EQ-2023-000011-PHL
Depth: 9.409 Km
Lat/Lon: 7.7346 , 126.0688
Event Date: 01 Feb 2023 10:44 UTC
01 Feb 2023 18:44 Local
Exposed Population: 100 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 01 Feb 2023 12:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.2 (Philippines)


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GDACS score
NEIC 1.3 1.3
us6000jkpr Scaled population (raster) 3.85  
  C1 shakemap 0.43  
  C2 shakemap 0.27  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.89  
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Philippines - Earthquake (ECHO 02 Feb 2023)Thu, 02 Feb 2023 11:25

  • An earthquake of 6.0 M at a depth of 19 km (depth of 28 km as reported by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology - PHIVOLCS) hit eastern Mindanao Island (southern Philippines) on 1 February at 10.44 UTC (18.44 local time). The epicentre was located approximately 8 km north-west of Compostela Municipality (Davao de Oro Province, Davao Region).
  • PHIVOLCS recorded several aftershocks with magnitude up to 4.4 M in Davao Region.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 209,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and 922,000 to strong shaking.
  • According to media, there are no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.
  • Since the beginning of 2023, more than 81,000 people have been affected by heavy rain, floods, and landslides due to the combined effects of low-pressure areas, the northeast monsoon, and shearline in Davao Region.
  • For the next 24 hours, cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms are forecast over Mindanao Island.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. 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)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 165 | XAbout casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

DOST says additional equipment needed to enhance monitoring capabiliti ... 2023-02-05T09:55+0100.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) needs additional equipment to further improve its monitoring capabilities on volcanic and seismic activities, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said. “There is
Benguet vlogger fined for online harassment2023-02-04T22:45+0100.

BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines — The Municipal Trial Court (MTC) of La Trinidad town in Benguet fined a vlogger a total of P150,000 after he pleaded guilty of violating the Safe Spaces Act (Republic Act No. 11313). In a ruling dated Feb.
P68.5M nécessaires pour la réhabilitation, la reconstruction de 38 éco ... 2023-02-04T14:08+0100.

Le nombre d’écoles qui ont été endommagées à la suite du tremblement de terre de magnitude 6,1 qui a secoué le sud des Philippines continue d’augmenter selon le rapport soumis au ministère de l’Éducation (DepEd). Au 3 février, le suivi du
Over P18-M in infra damages recorded due to Davao de Oro earthquake2023-02-04T08:39+0100.

MANILA, Philippines Infrastructure damages in Mindanao now rack up to P18.01 million after a magnitude 6 earthquake shook Compostela, Davao de Oro last Wednesday evening, leaving scores of individuals injured and almost a hundred houses in

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (51), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),