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Esri publishes interactive earthquake map of Bohol, Philippines

Esri published an interactive earthquake map of Bohol and Cebu, Philippines, to help government organisations in their disaster response efforts, following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that wreaked havoc in the central island of Bohol on Tuesday morning.


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The earthquake, which was touted as the deadliest earthquake in Philippine history, triggered landslides in the province’s famed chocolate hills, and tore down bridges, houses, centuries-old churches and well-known historic landmarks. As of Wednesday, over 140 fatalities were recorded.

The interactive map allows users to view the earthquake locations, shaking intensity, population, and social media posts from Flickr, Twitter and Youtube.

The data was derived from the following sources:

Earthquake points: Earthquake data for the last 90 days from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). In addition to web-based maps and html pages, USGS provides several alternative ways to obtain real-time earthquake lists. Earthquake information is extracted from a merged catalog of earthquakes located by the USGS and contributing networks.

Shakemap: ShakeMap is a product of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Programme in conjunction with regional seismic network operators. ShakeMap sites provide near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes.

Population: The LandScan 2010 Global Population Database was developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the United States Department of Defence.

To access the full screen version, visit

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