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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?Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 02:03:20 UTC (10:03:20 local)Location: 23.8° N, 121.2° EDepth: 21kmEvent Id: USB000FTGCAlert Version: 5Created: 1 week, 5 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)
 
67
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
3
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)
 
65
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
4
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---*27,299k*9,325k3,339k153k0000
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
1983-09-211056.4V (15k)0
2000-05-17405.4VII (94)3
1999-09-20277.6IX (2m)2489

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
VIZhongxing New Village26k
VTaichung1,041k
VBuli86k
VNantou106k
VChang-hua0
VFengyuan0
IVTainan771k
IVKaohsiung1,520k
IIITaipei7,872k
IIIBanqiao543k
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
411990-12-13
03:01 UTC
6.323.88° N, 121.64° E
10km
TWIX (391)22
421990-12-13
19:50 UTC
6.323.75° N, 121.6° E
15km
TWIX (417)00
431990-12-13
23:28 UTC
5.723.86° N, 121.72° E
6km
TWVII (1 k)00
441990-12-25
14:21 UTC
5.923.81° N, 121.59° E
38km
TWVII (218 k)00
451991-01-18
01:36 UTC
5.623.75° N, 121.34° E
18km
TWVII (3 k)00
461991-01-18
10:49 UTC
5.523.75° N, 121.27° E
5km
TWVII (126)00
471991-03-12
06:04 UTC
5.423.25° N, 120.1° E
17km
TWVII (34 k)00
481991-03-26
03:58 UTC
6.321.72° N, 121.73° E
19km
TWVI (20)00
491992-04-19
18:32 UTC
6.123.89° N, 121.55° E
22km
TWIX (1 k)00
501992-05-28
23:19 UTC
5.523.13° N, 121.35° E
13km
TWVII (15 k)00
511993-01-23
08:59 UTC
5.724.11° N, 121.72° E
37km
TWVII (47 k)00
521994-05-23
05:36 UTC
6.124.19° N, 122.5° E
22km
JPV (3,220 k)00
531994-05-24
04:00 UTC
6.523.95° N, 122.43° E
30km
JPV (815 k)00
541994-06-05
01:09 UTC
6.324.46° N, 121.85° E
14km
TWIX (728)11landslide, tsunami
551994-09-16
06:20 UTC
6.722.55° N, 118.72° E
11km
TWIX (735 k)55
561995-02-23
05:19 UTC
6.224.23° N, 121.71° E
44km
TWVII (224 k)02landslide
571995-02-25
03:15 UTC
4.924.38° N, 118.67° E
23km
CNIV (531 k)00
581995-05-27
18:11 UTC
5.722.99° N, 121.39° E
30km
TWVII (38 k)00
591995-06-25
06:59 UTC
5.924.62° N, 121.68° E
60km
TWVI (993 k)01landslide
601996-03-05
14:52 UTC
6.324.13° N, 122.23° E
18km
TWV (10,225 k)00
611996-03-29
03:28 UTC
5.724.12° N, 122.17° E
29km
TWVI (2 k)00
621996-09-05
23:42 UTC
6.821.98° N, 121.52° E
31km
TWIX (615)00
631997-11-14
04:29 UTC
5.224.18° N, 121.76° E
35km
TWVI (156 k)00landslide
641998-07-17
04:51 UTC
5.723.5° N, 120.71° E
11km
TWVIII (13)55landslide
651998-07-24
18:44 UTC
6.121.41° N, 121.96° E
15km
PHVI (7)00
661999-09-20
17:47 UTC
7.623.79° N, 120.95° E
31km
TWIX (1,952 k)24892489landslide
671999-09-20
18:03 UTC
6.623.64° N, 121.24° E
18km
TWVII (192)00
681999-09-20
18:11 UTC
6.123.81° N, 121.15° E
19km
TWVIII (499)00
691999-09-20
18:16 UTC
6.823.82° N, 121.23° E
27km
TWVIII (11)00
701999-09-20
21:46 UTC
6.423.42° N, 120.88° E
16km
TWVIII (748)00
711999-09-22
00:14 UTC
6.423.76° N, 121.16° E
29km
TWVII (1,116 k)00
721999-09-22
00:49 UTC
5.823.68° N, 121.12° E
24km
TWVI (346 k)00
731999-09-25
23:52 UTC
6.523.78° N, 121.15° E
23km
TWIX (81)05landslide
741999-10-22
02:18 UTC
5.823.54° N, 120.53° E
23km
TWVIII (256 k)11
751999-10-22
03:10 UTC
5.523.51° N, 120.46° E
14km
TWVIII (21 k)00
762000-05-17
03:25 UTC
5.424.17° N, 121.08° E
15km
TWVII (94)33landslide
772000-06-10
18:23 UTC
6.423.86° N, 121.18° E
19km
TWIX (63)02landslide
782000-07-28
20:28 UTC
5.623.41° N, 120.91° E
15km
TWVII (7)00landslide
792000-09-10
08:54 UTC
5.824.1° N, 121.58° E
29km
TWVII (247 k)00
802001-06-14
02:35 UTC
5.924.52° N, 121.94° E
37km
TWVII (349 k)00
812001-12-18
04:02 UTC
6.823.99° N, 122.78° E
14km
JPVI (2 k)00
822002-03-26
03:45 UTC
6.423.32° N, 124.05° E
23km
JPVI (1)00
832002-03-31
06:52 UTC
7.124.3° N, 122.14° E
34km
TWVIII (16 k)55landslide, tsunami
842002-05-15
03:46 UTC
6.124.66° N, 121.86° E
17km
TWIX (185)11landslide
852002-05-28
16:45 UTC
6.124.07° N, 122.27° E
23km
TWVI (13 k)00
862002-07-11
07:36 UTC
5.824.1° N, 122.29° E
15km
TWV (749 k)00
872003-06-10
08:40 UTC
5.923.54° N, 121.66° E
24km
TWVII (60 k)00
882003-06-16
18:33 UTC
5.523.54° N, 121.62° E
45km
TWVI (40 k)00
892003-07-07
19:55 UTC
5.520.47° N, 121.97° E
22km
PHVII (4 k)00
902003-12-10
04:38 UTC
6.823.09° N, 121.37° E
24km
TWVIII (81 k)00landslide
912003-12-11
00:01 UTC
5.422.75° N, 121.47° E
27km
TWVII (223)00
922004-05-01
07:56 UTC
5.224.06° N, 121.6° E
27km
TWVII (215 k)02landslide
932004-05-19
07:04 UTC
6.222.68° N, 121.44° E
20km
TWIX (128)00
942004-10-15
04:08 UTC
6.624.56° N, 122.74° E
94km
JPVI (8 k)00
952004-11-08
15:55 UTC
6.324.07° N, 122.53° E
31km
JPVI (2 k)00
962004-11-11
02:16 UTC
5.624.4° N, 122.19° E
36km
TWVI (34 k)00
972005-03-05
19:06 UTC
5.824.63° N, 121.92° E
4km
TWVIII (42)00
982005-03-05
19:08 UTC
5.724.69° N, 121.78° E
6km
TWVIII (193 k)00
992005-09-06
01:16 UTC
5.824.07° N, 122.17° E
31km
TWVI (4 k)00
1002006-04-01
10:02 UTC
6.122.86° N, 121.28° E
9km
TWVIII (5 k)00
1012006-04-15
22:40 UTC
5.922.82° N, 121.34° E
18km
TWVII (4 k)00
1022006-12-26
12:26 UTC
721.78° N, 120.54° E
23km
TWIX (1)22
1032006-12-26
12:34 UTC
6.921.97° N, 120.51° E
34km
TWVIII (40 k)00
1042006-12-27
02:30 UTC
5.622° N, 120.48° E
10km
TWVI (14 k)00
1052007-01-25
10:59 UTC
622.54° N, 121.94° E
36km
TWVI (227)00
MMICityPopulation
VIZhongxing New Village26k
VTaichung1,041k
VBuli86k
VNantou106k
VChang-hua0
VFengyuan0
IVDouliu105k
IVJiayi Shi0
IVLugu20k
IVXinying0
IVTaibao0
IVZhubei0
IVHualian350k
IVHsinchu404k
IVMiaoli0
IVTainan771k
IVYujing17k
IVFengshan0
IVKeelung398k
IVYilan94k
IVDaxi85k
IVKaohsiung1,520k
IVTaitung0
IIITaipei7,872k
IIIBanqiao543k
IIITaoyuan City402k
IIITaoyuan0
IIITaitung City111k
IIIMa-kung56k
IIIPingtung0
IIIHengchun31k
IIILongtian0
IIIBaiqi3k
IIIXibin0
IIIChendai0
IIITancheng0
IIIQuanzhou184k
IIIJingfeng3k
IIIAnhai0
IIIDongling4k
IIINeikeng2k
IIITuzhai6k
IIIJiangkou60k
IIIYakou4k
IIIDazuo10k
IIIGudong0
IIIGulou0
IIIMaping4k
IIITatou5k
IIIShangjie7k
IIIChidian0
IIITantou69k
IIIDongshi0
IIIKeren5k
IIIYongning8k
IIIFengzhou7k
IIICizao0
IIIFuqing67k
IIIJinjing7k
IIIDongyuan6k
IIIYinglin4k
IIIXindian8k
IIIMaxiang0
IIIFuzhou1,180k
IIIFashi0
IIIYuefeng0
IIINangan0
IIIQingyang90k
IIIGuxi0
IIINanjie0
IIIAntai0
IIIWenquan0
IIIDongjie0
IIIShijing4k
IIIShanxia3k
IIIMin'an5k
IIIGuantou6k
IIIIshigaki45k
IIIKangmei0
IIILuocheng0
IIIXinxu0
IIIPutian377k
IIIXindian3k
IIILianhe2k
IIIHongshan0
IIIHongtang1k
IIIWufeng0
IIIHuada0
IIIChayuan0
IIIHuai'an1k
IIIHuangtian3k
IIITingjiang5k
IIIMeixian0
IIIHushan0
IIIDongdai8k
IIIWulijie0
IIIXimei94k
IIIFengcheng0
IIISanban0
IIIDonghu3k
IIIHaidao0
IIIYingdu5k
IIIDanyang2k
IIIWubao4k
IIIShishan0
IIILuoyang66k
IIIHouyu5k
IIIYonakuni2k
IIIJincheng0
IIITaocheng0
IIIBaiyun2k
IIIQibu3k
IIIFengshan0
IIIChengmen4k
IIIDinghai8k
IIIHuanxi0
IIIZhangcheng0
IIKuai'an3k
IIBeishan4k
IIDongchong2k
IIJianjiang6k
IIJitou2k
IIShuikou4k
IIKengyuan4k
IITadou0
IIShigu0
IIPandu4k
IIWufeng0
IIHutou0
IIXiwei0
IILuncang0
IIMeipu2k
IITaixi0
IILeifeng0
IIXunzhong0
IIMeicheng0
IIZhuqi2k
IIYouxikou0
IIRong'an6k
IILuoqiao1k
IIFeiluan3k
IIChimen0
IIGuiyang0
IIYangmei0
IITangchuan0
IIHongyang2k
IIZhanghuban0
IIDadeng3k
IIXibin0
IITaiping0
IILuxia0
IIPanyang880

(k = x1,000)


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