PAGER - M 6.4 - EASTERN XIZANG

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?Monday, October 6th, 2008 at 08:30:45 UTC (16:30:45 local)Location: 29.8° N, 90.3° EDepth: 12kmEvent Id: US2008XVA9Alert Version: 1Created: 102 weeks, 4 days after earthquake.
Global Location

Alert Information

Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. Some casualties and damage are possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Past yellow alerts have required a local or regional level response. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of China.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
8
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
23
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
35
100 to 999 (ORANGE)
 
25
1 to 10 thousand (RED)
 
8
10 to 100 thousand (RED)1
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)
 
16
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
31
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
33
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
16
1 to 10 billion (RED)
 
3
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---*---*1,868k*697k35k8k3k4240
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
1977-11-183666.4IX (86)0
1980-02-221866.3IX (32)0
1992-07-30226.1VIII (3k)0

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VGyangze10k
VLhasa119k
IVXigaze80k
IVTongsa3k
IVPajo3k
IVThimphu99k
IVTawang5k
IVGangtok31k
IVSingtam6k
IVRangpo4k
IVBomdila7k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11977-11-18
05:20 UTC
6.432.61° N, 88.4° E
8km
CNIX (86)00
21980-02-22
03:02 UTC
6.330.55° N, 88.62° E
6km
CNIX (32)00
31980-11-19
19:00 UTC
6.327.39° N, 88.8° E
42km
INVII (264 k)33
41985-01-07
16:13 UTC
5.627.11° N, 91.97° E
16km
BTVII (4 k)00
51986-06-20
17:12 UTC
631.18° N, 86.76° E
8km
CNVII (7)00
61990-06-02
00:32 UTC
5.232.44° N, 92.8° E
11km
CNVII (67)00
71992-07-30
08:24 UTC
6.129.59° N, 90.2° E
9km
CNVIII (3 k)00
81993-01-18
12:42 UTC
5.930.77° N, 90.33° E
3km
CNVIII (17)00
91995-02-17
02:44 UTC
5.427.61° N, 92.38° E
38km
INVI (23 k)00
101996-07-03
06:44 UTC
5.630.08° N, 88.14° E
5km
CNVII (651)00
111996-07-31
08:00 UTC
5.430.2° N, 88.16° E
12km
CNVII (362)00
121998-09-03
18:15 UTC
5.627.82° N, 86.94° E
11km
NPVII (21)00
132000-01-05
09:45 UTC
5.432.24° N, 92.68° E
33km
CNVII (277)00
142003-03-25
18:51 UTC
5.427.31° N, 89.41° E
35km
BTVI (432 k)00
152004-03-07
13:29 UTC
5.631.58° N, 91.16° E
4km
CNVIII (28)00
162004-08-24
10:05 UTC
5.532.53° N, 92.16° E
8km
CNVII (430)00
172006-02-14
00:55 UTC
5.327.38° N, 88.39° E
30km
INVI (464 k)02landslide
182006-02-23
20:04 UTC
5.526.91° N, 91.71° E
10km
BTVII (29 k)00
192006-04-19
21:05 UTC
5.731.61° N, 90.41° E
33km
CNVII (1 k)00

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