M 6.1 in Philippines on 26 Mar 2020 15:38 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 1211559
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 54.26 Km
Lat/Lon: 5.6924 , 125.1746
Event Date: 26 Mar 2020 15:38 UTC
26 Mar 2020 23:38 Local
Exposed Population: 200000 people in MMI VI
2270000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 26 Mar 2020 17:41 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.2 (Philippines)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 0.5
us70008ghw Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Philippines - Earthquake (ECHO 27 Mar 2020)Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:00

  • An earthquake of 6.1 M at a depth of 54 km occurred offshore in south Philippines on 26 March at 15:38 UTC (23:38 local time). The epicentre was located in the Celebes Sea, just off the south coast of Sarangani Province and approximately 14 km south of Glan Town (Sarangani Province).
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 170,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • There are no reports of casualties or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued. Media report, that as of 27 March, the earthquake was felt in General Santos City, in Koronadal City, and across South Cotabato and Misamis Oriental Provinces.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (42), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),