PAGER - M 6.4 - TAIWAN

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

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Saturday, December 19th, 2009 at 13:02:16 UTC (21:02:16 local)Location: 23.8° N, 121.7° EDepth: 44kmEvent Id: US2009QJARAlert Version: 1Created: 39 weeks, 6 days after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
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: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
90
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
9
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)0
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
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---*8,637k*17,791k4,619k315k0000
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 resistant to earthquake shaking, though some vulnerable structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1999-09-20757.6IX (2m)2489
1999-09-22595.8VI (346k)0
2000-05-17775.4VII (94)3

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
VIHualian350k
VYun-lin105k
VPu-li86k
VT'ai-chung-shih1,041k
IVI-lan94k
IVTaipei7,872k
IVHsin-chu-shih404k
IVTainan City764k
IVKao-hsiung1,520k
IVChi-lung398k
IIIFuzhou1,180k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-02-14
00:49 UTC
5.922.29° N, 121.5° E
39km
TWVII (360)00
21975-03-23
07:32 UTC
6.622.69° N, 122.79° E
17km
TWV (41 k)00
31976-02-23
09:02 UTC
5.823° N, 121.7° E
18km
TWV (281 k)00
41976-04-14
14:00 UTC
5.523.33° N, 120.74° E
18km
TWVII (149)00
51978-04-08
10:26 UTC
5.722.59° N, 121.11° E
17km
TWVII (6 k)00
61978-07-23
14:42 UTC
7.222.24° N, 121.42° E
38km
TWVII (141 k)00
71978-08-09
18:35 UTC
5.423.54° N, 121.5° E
20km
TWVII (1 k)00
81978-09-02
01:57 UTC
6.324.88° N, 121.89° E
111km
TWVI (135)00
91978-12-23
11:23 UTC
723.23° N, 122.02° E
42km
TWVII (97 k)22
101979-12-02
05:25 UTC
5.922.94° N, 121.44° E
25km
TWVII (128 k)00
111980-10-18
00:08 UTC
5.524.31° N, 121.92° E
17km
TWVI (3 k)00
121981-01-29
04:51 UTC
5.924.5° N, 121.93° E
40km
TWVII (14 k)00
131981-02-20
20:09 UTC
5.222.89° N, 121.45° E
25km
TWVII (770)00
141981-03-02
12:13 UTC
6.122.89° N, 121.46° E
22km
TWVIII (4)00
151982-01-23
14:10 UTC
623.95° N, 121.75° E
14km
TWVII (146 k)11
161982-10-20
20:01 UTC
5.923.9° N, 121.88° E
30km
TWVII (164 k)00
171982-12-17
02:43 UTC
6.524.58° N, 122.53° E
90km
JPVI (260 k)00
181983-05-10
00:15 UTC
5.724.5° N, 121.54° E
8km
TWVIII (5)00
191983-06-21
14:48 UTC
6.224.17° N, 122.4° E
43km
JPVI (5 k)00
201983-06-24
09:06 UTC
6.624.23° N, 122.4° E
49km
JPVII (31)00
211983-09-21
19:20 UTC
6.424.16° N, 122.19° E
30km
TWV (15 k)00
221983-09-23
12:29 UTC
624.07° N, 122.25° E
36km
TWVI (5 k)00
231985-06-12
17:22 UTC
5.924.62° N, 122.12° E
28km
TWVI (1 k)00
241985-08-05
13:00 UTC
5.524.4° N, 121.9° E
15km
TWVII (6)00
251986-01-16
13:04 UTC
624.77° N, 122.02° E
12km
TWVII (1)00
261986-02-27
06:23 UTC
5.824.1° N, 122.26° E
40km
TWV (608 k)00
271986-03-22
04:45 UTC
5.923.48° N, 121.6° E
43km
TWVII (11 k)00
281986-05-20
05:25 UTC
6.224.15° N, 121.64° E
16km
TWIX (185 k)11
291986-05-20
05:37 UTC
5.524.11° N, 121.65° E
30km
TWVII (205 k)00
301986-07-30
11:31 UTC
5.524.63° N, 121.76° E
37km
TWVII (223 k)00
311986-11-14
21:20 UTC
7.323.98° N, 121.72° E
25km
TWVIII (160 k)1513landslide
321986-11-14
23:04 UTC
6.323.95° N, 121.8° E
33km
TWVIII (4 k)00
331986-11-15
07:24 UTC
5.823.93° N, 121.73° E
20km
TWVII (123 k)00
341987-06-07
05:49 UTC
6.220.43° N, 121.34° E
41km
PHV (10 k)00
351988-07-03
05:20 UTC
4.725.11° N, 121.54° E
21km
TWVI (3,191 k)00landslide
361988-07-20
23:15 UTC
5.923.99° N, 121.68° E
37km
TWVII (226 k)11landslide
371989-08-03
11:31 UTC
6.423.09° N, 121.91° E
14km
TWV (551 k)00
381989-08-21
23:12 UTC
6.224.12° N, 122.47° E
42km
JPVI (2 k)00
391990-07-16
19:14 UTC
5.724.24° N, 121.78° E
25km
TWVII (77 k)00
401990-09-11
14:09 UTC
5.822.71° N, 120.89° E
36km
TWVII (154 k)00
411990-09-30
19:05 UTC
6.124.31° N, 125.18° E
37km
JPVII (3)00
421990-12-13
03:01 UTC
6.323.88° N, 121.64° E
10km
TWIX (391)22
431990-12-13
19:50 UTC
6.323.75° N, 121.6° E
15km
TWIX (417)00
441990-12-13
23:28 UTC
5.723.86° N, 121.72° E
6km
TWVII (1 k)00
451990-12-25
14:21 UTC
5.923.81° N, 121.59° E
38km
TWVII (218 k)00
461991-01-18
01:36 UTC
5.623.75° N, 121.34° E
18km
TWVII (3 k)00
471991-01-18
10:49 UTC
5.523.75° N, 121.27° E
5km
TWVII (126)00
481991-03-12
06:04 UTC
5.423.25° N, 120.1° E
17km
TWVII (34 k)00
491991-03-26
03:58 UTC
6.321.72° N, 121.73° E
19km
TWVI (20)00
501992-04-19
18:32 UTC
6.123.89° N, 121.55° E
22km
TWIX (1 k)00
511992-05-28
23:19 UTC
5.523.13° N, 121.35° E
13km
TWVII (15 k)00
521993-01-23
08:59 UTC
5.724.11° N, 121.72° E
37km
TWVII (47 k)00
531994-05-23
05:36 UTC
6.124.19° N, 122.5° E
22km
JPV (3,220 k)00
541994-05-24
04:00 UTC
6.523.95° N, 122.43° E
30km
JPV (815 k)00
551994-06-05
01:09 UTC
6.324.46° N, 121.85° E
14km
TWIX (728)11landslide, tsunami
561994-09-16
06:20 UTC
6.722.55° N, 118.72° E
11km
TWIX (735 k)55
571995-02-23
05:19 UTC
6.224.23° N, 121.71° E
44km
TWVII (224 k)02landslide
581995-02-25
03:15 UTC
4.924.38° N, 118.67° E
23km
CNIV (531 k)00
591995-05-27
18:11 UTC
5.722.99° N, 121.39° E
30km
TWVII (38 k)00
601995-06-25
06:59 UTC
5.924.62° N, 121.68° E
60km
TWVI (993 k)01landslide
611996-03-05
14:52 UTC
6.324.13° N, 122.23° E
18km
TWV (10,225 k)00
621996-03-29
03:28 UTC
5.724.12° N, 122.17° E
29km
TWVI (2 k)00
631996-09-05
23:42 UTC
6.821.98° N, 121.52° E
31km
TWIX (615)00
641997-11-14
04:29 UTC
5.224.18° N, 121.76° E
35km
TWVI (156 k)00landslide
651998-07-17
04:51 UTC
5.723.5° N, 120.71° E
11km
TWVIII (13)55landslide
661998-07-24
18:44 UTC
6.121.41° N, 121.96° E
15km
PHVI (7)00
671999-09-20
17:47 UTC
7.623.79° N, 120.95° E
31km
TWIX (1,952 k)24892489landslide
681999-09-20
18:03 UTC
6.623.64° N, 121.24° E
18km
TWVII (192)00
691999-09-20
18:11 UTC
6.123.81° N, 121.15° E
19km
TWVIII (499)00
701999-09-20
18:16 UTC
6.823.82° N, 121.23° E
27km
TWVIII (11)00
711999-09-20
21:46 UTC
6.423.42° N, 120.88° E
16km
TWVIII (748)00
721999-09-22
00:14 UTC
6.423.76° N, 121.16° E
29km
TWVII (1,116 k)00
731999-09-22
00:49 UTC
5.823.68° N, 121.12° E
24km
TWVI (346 k)00
741999-09-25
23:52 UTC
6.523.78° N, 121.15° E
23km
TWIX (81)05landslide
751999-10-22
02:18 UTC
5.823.54° N, 120.53° E
23km
TWVIII (256 k)11
761999-10-22
03:10 UTC
5.523.51° N, 120.46° E
14km
TWVIII (21 k)00
772000-05-17
03:25 UTC
5.424.17° N, 121.08° E
15km
TWVII (94)33landslide
782000-06-10
18:23 UTC
6.423.86° N, 121.18° E
19km
TWIX (63)02landslide
792000-07-04
22:19 UTC
5.520.23° N, 122.23° E
28km
PHVI (7 k)00
802000-07-16
03:21 UTC
6.420.28° N, 122.13° E
26km
PHVIII (734)00landslide
812000-07-28
20:28 UTC
5.623.41° N, 120.91° E
15km
TWVII (7)00landslide
822000-09-10
08:54 UTC
5.824.1° N, 121.58° E
29km
TWVII (247 k)00
832001-02-08
05:41 UTC
5.824.31° N, 125.16° E
31km
JPVI (9 k)00
842001-06-14
02:35 UTC
5.924.52° N, 121.94° E
37km
TWVII (349 k)00
852001-12-18
04:02 UTC
6.823.99° N, 122.78° E
14km
JPVI (2 k)00
862002-03-10
05:24 UTC
5.620.2° N, 122.11° E
25km
PHVII (2 k)00
872002-03-26
03:45 UTC
6.423.32° N, 124.05° E
23km
JPVI (1)00
882002-03-31
06:52 UTC
7.124.3° N, 122.14° E
34km
TWVIII (16 k)55landslide, tsunami
892002-05-15
03:46 UTC
6.124.66° N, 121.86° E
17km
TWIX (185)11landslide
902002-05-28
16:45 UTC
6.124.07° N, 122.27° E
23km
TWVI (13 k)00
912002-07-11
07:36 UTC
5.824.1° N, 122.29° E
15km
TWV (749 k)00
922003-06-10
08:40 UTC
5.923.54° N, 121.66° E
24km
TWVII (60 k)00
932003-06-16
18:33 UTC
5.523.54° N, 121.62° E
45km
TWVI (40 k)00
942003-07-07
19:55 UTC
5.520.47° N, 121.97° E
22km
PHVII (4 k)00
952003-12-10
04:38 UTC
6.823.09° N, 121.37° E
24km
TWVIII (81 k)00landslide
962003-12-11
00:01 UTC
5.422.75° N, 121.47° E
27km
TWVII (223)00
972004-05-01
07:56 UTC
5.224.06° N, 121.6° E
27km
TWVII (215 k)02landslide
982004-05-19
07:04 UTC
6.222.68° N, 121.44° E
20km
TWIX (128)00
992004-10-15
04:08 UTC
6.624.56° N, 122.74° E
94km
JPVI (8 k)00
1002004-11-08
15:55 UTC
6.324.07° N, 122.53° E
31km
JPVI (2 k)00
1012004-11-11
02:16 UTC
5.624.4° N, 122.19° E
36km
TWVI (34 k)00
1022005-03-05
19:06 UTC
5.824.63° N, 121.92° E
4km
TWVIII (42)00
1032005-03-05
19:08 UTC
5.724.69° N, 121.78° E
6km
TWVIII (193 k)00
1042005-09-06
01:16 UTC
5.824.07° N, 122.17° E
31km
TWVI (4 k)00
1052006-04-01
10:02 UTC
6.122.86° N, 121.28° E
9km
TWVIII (5 k)00
1062006-04-15
22:40 UTC
5.922.82° N, 121.34° E
18km
TWVII (4 k)00
1072006-12-26
12:26 UTC
721.78° N, 120.54° E
23km
TWIX (1)22
1082006-12-26
12:34 UTC
6.921.97° N, 120.51° E
34km
TWVIII (40 k)00
1092006-12-27
02:30 UTC
5.622° N, 120.48° E
10km
TWVI (14 k)00
1102007-01-25
10:59 UTC
622.54° N, 121.94° E
36km
TWVI (227)00
MMICityPopulation
VIHualian350k
VYun-lin105k
VPu-li86k
VT'ai-chung-shih1,041k
IVI-lan94k
IVTaipei7,872k
IVYue-ching17k
IVHsin-chu-shih404k
IVTa-hsi-chen85k
IVTainan City764k
IVKao-hsiung1,520k
IVTaitung City111k
IVChi-lung398k
IIIXindian3k
IIIIshigaki45k
IIIFuzhou1,180k
IIIHeng-ch'un31k
IIIDazuo10k
IIIJingfeng3k
IIIJiangkou60k
IIITantou69k
IIIPutian377k
IIIShangjie7k
IIIHongtang1k
IIIHuai'an1k
IIITuzhai6k
IIIDongling4k
IIIShanxia3k
IIIFuqing67k
IIIDonghu3k
IIIChengmen4k
IIITingjiang5k
IIIMin'an5k
IIIHouyu5k
IIKuai'an3k
IIGuantou6k
IIDinghai8k
IIDongdai8k
IIBeishan4k
IIKengyuan4k
IIPandu4k
IIZhuqi2k
IIRong'an6k
IIDanyang2k
IIBaiyun2k
IIMeipu2k

(k = x1,000)


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