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M 4.8 in Philippines on 12 Aug 2017 17:51 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a no humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
  • Depth: 189.72 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Aug 2017 17:51 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 27987298 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Aug 2017 18:35 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us2000a7lw (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 397 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

Philippines: Naval MDRRMO eyes contingency measures on earthquake
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:23:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

August 15, 2017 Rodrigo S. Victoria. NAVAL, Biliran, August 15 (PIA) – With the devastation left by the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Kananga and Ormoc City in July 6, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRO), this town, has eyed several contingency measures on earthquake.

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Strong, but deep, earthquake shakes northern Philippines
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:48:00 +0200   ABCnews (en)

Office workers wear protective gear as they evacuate their building after an earthquake was felt in Manila, Philippines on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the earthquake's epicenter was five kms. (three miles) southwest of Batangas province's Lian town at a depth of 173 kilometers (107 miles).

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Strong, but deep, earthquake shakes northern Philippines
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:38:00 +0200   nzherald (en)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) " A strong but deep earthquake struck the northern Philippines early Friday afternoon and was felt in Manila. Office workers and students in the capital briefly evacuated their buildings after feeling the swaying and shaking, but no damage was reported.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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