M 7.7 Earthquake and Tsunami (1.6 m) in Philippines from 02 Dec 2023 14:37 UTC to 14:37

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1403417
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.7M
Glide number: EQ-2023-000245-PHL
Depth: 45 Km
Lat/Lon: 8.6 , 126.4
Event Date: 02 Dec 2023 14:37 UTC
02 Dec 2023 22:37 Local
Exposed Population: 790 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 02 Dec 2023 14:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.2 (Philippines)


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(Rapid Impact)
Tsunami GDACS score
NTWC 1.5 1.2 1.5
at00s51n9y Scaled population (vector) 4.7 Max wave scenario 0.67m  
  C1 rapid impact 0.43 Max wave realtime 1.55m  
  C2 rapid impact 0.27      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.89      
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Philippines – Earthquake, update (ECHO 04 Dec 2023)Mon, 04 Dec 2023 10:49

  • After the recent 7.6 M earthquake, that occurred on 2 December in Hinatuan Municipality in Surigao Del Sur Province, southern Mindanao, the number of casualties and damage is increasing. Several aftershocks have been registered in the area since the main event.
  • A small tsunami of 0.2 m has been reported in Camudmud area, in Davao City (Davao Region).
  • The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) and to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DSWD DROMIC) report, as of 3 December, one fatality, two injured people and more than 236,798 affected people across 156 districts. In addition, at least 84 houses have been fully damaged, 436 partially damaged and one road have been affected.
  • According to the aformentioned sources, as of 3 December, search and rescue operations are still ongoing. Government agencies and humanitarian partners have started assessment. Local government is providing hot meals and medical assistance.
M7.6 in Philippines - EC/ECHO daily mapMon, 04 Dec 2023 18:46

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Philippines – Earthquake, update (ECHO 05 Dec 2023)Tue, 05 Dec 2023 11:34

  • The number of impacted people is increasing following the 7.6 M earthquake of 2 December that struck Hinatuan Municipality in Surigao Del Sur Province, Caraga Region, Mindanao, southern Philippines.
  • Over the past 24 hours, dozens of aftershocks up to 5.7 M have been recorded in the area by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).
  • According to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DSWD DROMIC) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), one person died, and 12 were injured in Davao Region. Moreover, almost 1,800 people have been displaced, approximately 400,000 affected, and 2,279 houses damaged across Caraga and Davao Regions.
Philippines – Earthquake, update (ECHO 06 Dec 2023)Wed, 06 Dec 2023 09:57

  • According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), as of 5 December, three people died and 48 others have been injured after the 7.6 M earthquake of 2 December that hit Hinatuan Municipality in Surigao Del Sur Province (Caraga Region, Mindanao, southern Philippines).
  • In addition, more than 528,000 people have been affected, 51 are still displaced in one evacuation centre, and almost 1,900 are still pre-emptively evacuated across Caraga and Davao Regions.
  • NDRRMC reports more than 3,000 aftershocks of magnitude between 1.4 M and 6.6 M across the affected area.
  • National authorities are providing help for those affected, distributing family food packs (FFPs) to some 6,127 families from Hinatuan Municipality.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. 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.

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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 (77), (5), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),