Earthquake update


GDACS, the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System has issued an Orange Earthquake Alert.


This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on themagnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.




  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.8M, Depth: 10.41km
  • 2/17/2014 5:55:58 AM (UTC)
  • 892114 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.


  • Magnitude: 5.8 M
  • Depth: 10.41 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 28 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 18.55, 120.43
  • Time (UTC): 17/02/2014 05:55:58
  • Time (ECT): 17/02/2014 06:55:58

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Philippines, Region of Ilocos (population 3,551,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 16km. The nearest places are Bojeador C (17km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest protected areas are Ilocos Notre Metropolitan (24km), and Tanap (24km).

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Laoag International (runway 7900ft, 42km), and Taggat (66km). The nearest ports are Dirique Inlet (18km), and Laoag (40km).

The maximum altitude nearby is 2200m. The area has steep slopes (up to 30 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 28km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

Source: GDACS

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