2017-02-11 Earthquake in Philippines on 11 February, 2017

Emergency Obs. Request Information

  • Disaster Type: Earthquake
  • Country: Philippines
  • Occurrence Date (UTC):
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 11 February, 2017
  • Requester: Office of Civil Defense-National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC)
  • Escalation to the International Charter:
  • GLIDE Number:

Disaster Situation

At 10:03 PM on 10 February 2017, Friday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shook the island of Mindanao. The epicenter is located 16 km offshore northwest of Surigao City, Surigao Strait at a depth of 10 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of Surigao segment of the Philippine Fault. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards, and as of 4:00 PM of 11 February 2017, 101 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.