PAGER - M 7.2 - XINJIANG-XIZANG BORDER REGION

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: YELLOW

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Thursday, March 20th, 2008 at 22:33:01 UTC (06:33:01 local)Location: 35.4° N, 81.4° EDepth: 37kmEvent Id: US2008PVCLAlert Version: 1Created: 131 weeks, 0 days after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Yellow alert level for economic losses. Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of China. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response. Green alert level for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
90
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
9
10 to 99 (YELLOW)0
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
33
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
35
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
23
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
7
1 to 10 billion (RED)1
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*35k*1,192k*337k16k10k100
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are highly vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1975-04-281396.3IX (45)0
1992-04-05795.7VII (67)0
1996-11-192926.9IX (133)0

Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IVHotan114k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11975-04-28
11:06 UTC
6.335.81° N, 79.92° E
4km
CNIX (45)00
21975-04-28
11:58 UTC
5.935.96° N, 80° E
6km
CNVIII (2)00
31975-06-04
02:24 UTC
5.835.87° N, 79.92° E
8km
CNVIII (23)00
41980-10-07
09:32 UTC
5.835.62° N, 82.16° E
31km
CNVIII (90)00
51992-04-05
07:47 UTC
5.735.86° N, 80.7° E
9km
CNVII (67)00
61994-12-29
16:01 UTC
5.535.66° N, 80.66° E
33km
CNVII (19)00
71996-11-19
10:44 UTC
6.935.37° N, 78.17° E
7km
CNIX (133)00
81998-05-28
21:11 UTC
5.637.43° N, 78.83° E
31km
CNVII (44 k)00
92007-05-05
08:51 UTC
6.134.26° N, 81.99° E
9km
CNVIII (18)00

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