M 6.2 in Philippines on 29 Sep 2019 02:02 UTC

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: 6.2M
Depth: 76.08 Km
Lat/Lon: 5.6882 , 126.5476
Event Date: 29 Sep 2019 02:02 UTC
29 Sep 2019 10:02 Local
Exposed Population: 5480000 people in MMI>=IV
About 12000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70005nbb
Inserted at: 30 Sep 2019 02:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.2 (Philippines)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0.3 0 0.3
us70005nbb 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      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1272376 0.3 29 Sep 2019 02:02 6.2M, 76.08km 4.24 10 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 1d 00:03 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 1272376 5.688/126.548 6.2 76.1 4.18 29 Sep 2019 02:26 00:23 (new episode)
2 0.3 1272376 5.688/126.548 6.2 76.1 4.238 29 Sep 2019 04:06 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0.3 1272376 5.688/126.548 6.2 76.1 4.238 30 Sep 2019 02:06 1d 00:03 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Southern Mindanao Philippines 470000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tagabibi Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 85 km
Bula Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 157 km
Lagao III Southern Mindanao Philippines Village - 158 km
Buayan Southern Mindanao Philippines Village 14000 people 159 km
Tamblel South Cotabato Philippines Village - 161 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


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


Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Dadiangas PHDAD Philippines

More information

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