M 6 in Philippines on 15 Nov 2020 22:37 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 1243911
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.0M
Depth: 44.51 Km
Lat/Lon: 8.7425 , 126.2805
Event Date: 15 Nov 2020 22:37 UTC
16 Nov 2020 06:37 Local
Exposed Population: About 27000 people in MMI VI
1930000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 Nov 2020 15:35 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.2 (Philippines)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.3 0.3
us7000cfes Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0.43  
  C2 shakemap 0.27  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.89  
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Philippines - Earthquake (ECHO 16 Nov 2020)Mon, 16 Nov 2020 11:09

  • An earthquake of 6.1 M at a depth of 42 km occurred offshore in north-eastern Mindanao island (southern Philippines) on 15 November at 22.37 UTC. The epicenter was located very close to the eastern coast of Suriago del Sur Province approximately 10 km south-west of the coastal town of Marihatag.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 22,000 people were exposed to strong shaking, and up to 467,000 were exposed to moderate shaking. There is no tsunami warning issued. 
  • According to media, there are no immediate reports of casualties, or structures affected.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

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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 (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),