M 5.6 in Philippines on 07 Mar 2023 08:47 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 1363555
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 7.6219 , 126.2112
Event Date: 07 Mar 2023 08:47 UTC
07 Mar 2023 16:47 Local
Exposed Population: 2 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 07 Mar 2023 09:07 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.2 (Philippines)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.9 0.9
us7000jhuv Scaled population (raster) 2.28  
  C1 shakemap 0.43  
  C2 shakemap 0.27  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.89  
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Philippines - Seismic activity, update (ECHO 08 Mar 2023)Wed, 08 Mar 2023 11:25

  • On 6-7 February, a series of earthquakes from light to moderate magnitude shook Davao de Oro and other Provinces in eastern Mindanao.
  • On 7 March at 8.47 UTC (16.47 local time), another earthquake of 5.6 M at a depth of 10 km hit Davao Province. The epicentre is located approximately 11 km north-east of New Bataan Town (Davao de Oro Province, Davao Region).
  • USGS estimates that up to 1,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 31,000 people to strong shaking.
  • According to media, some houses collapsed and 300 people have been evacuated in Andap village, less than 5 km south of New Bataan Town.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),