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M 4.8 in Philippines on 16 May 2018 05:05 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
  • Depth: 55.94 Km
  • Event Date: 16 May 2018 05:05 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 2130000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 16 May 2018 05:29 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.2 (PHL)


Known identifiers for this event: us1000e64p (neicid)

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Giant Sea Monster Washes Up On Philippines Beach

Tue, 15 May 2018 16:44:00 +0200newsweek-USA (en)

The carcass of a mysterious 20-foot sea creature has washed up on the shores of San Antonio in Oriental Mindoro in the Philippines. Coated in what appears to be white shaggy hair, the enormous decomposing blob looks like it’s melting. Locals rushed to see the strange " globster ", excited to take a picture with the bizarre swell of blubber.

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