PAGER - M 6.8 - MYANMAR

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

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: ORANGE

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at 13:55:12 UTC (20:25:12 local)Location: 20.7° N, 99.9° EDepth: 10kmEvent Id: USC0002AESAlert Version: 2Created: 43 minutes, 35 seconds after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Orange alert level for shaking-related fatalities. Significant casualties are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread. Past events with this alert level have required a regional or national level response. Yellow alert level for economic losses. Some damage is possible. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Myanmar.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: ORANGE
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: ORANGE
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
2
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
11
10 to 99 (YELLOW)
 
28
100 to 999 (ORANGE)
 
35
1 to 10 thousand (RED)
 
19
10 to 100 thousand (RED)
 
5
100 thousand + (RED)1
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: YELLOW
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
4
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
15
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
33
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
32
1 to 10 billion (RED)
 
14
10 to 100 billion (RED)
 
3
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*---*10,639k*3,391k392k191k78k2k0
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. The predominant vulnerable building types are wood and unreinforced brick masonry construction.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1992-04-232196.1VIII (2k)0
1992-04-232216.1VIII (4k)4
1995-07-111646.8IX (3k)11

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
VIIMae Sai28k
VIBan Mae Chan38k
VBan Houakhoua16k
VChiang Khong15k
VBan Houayxay0
VChiang Rai0
VPhayao21k
VLouang Namtha3k
IVLouangphrabang47k
IVXaignabouli0
IVNan0

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-08-16
03:58 UTC
6.423° N, 101.08° E
6km
CNIX (21 k)11
21979-03-15
12:52 UTC
623.16° N, 101.11° E
14km
CNVIII (9 k)1212
31983-06-24
07:18 UTC
6.221.75° N, 103.32° E
15km
VNIX (78)00
41983-06-24
09:07 UTC
6.921.4° N, 102.6° E
33km
LAVIII (4 k)00
51984-04-23
22:29 UTC
5.922.03° N, 99.15° E
14km
MMVIII (964)00
61988-11-06
13:03 UTC
722.91° N, 99.68° E
7km
CNIX (53 k)730748landslide
71988-11-06
13:15 UTC
6.423.19° N, 99.41° E
9km
CNIX (5 k)00
81988-11-06
13:21 UTC
5.822.6° N, 100.06° E
35km
CNVII (99 k)00
91988-11-27
04:17 UTC
5.522.71° N, 99.83° E
10km
CNVII (12 k)00
101988-11-30
08:13 UTC
6.122.76° N, 99.83° E
10km
CNVIII (16 k)00
111989-05-07
00:38 UTC
5.623.54° N, 99.52° E
25km
CNVII (159 k)11
121989-06-16
20:12 UTC
5.620.64° N, 102.43° E
11km
LAVII (8 k)00
131989-09-28
21:52 UTC
5.820.36° N, 98.78° E
7km
MMVIII (129)00
141989-09-30
18:19 UTC
5.820.27° N, 98.85° E
11km
MMVIII (632)00
151992-04-23
14:18 UTC
6.122.43° N, 98.93° E
9km
MMVIII (2 k)00
161992-04-23
15:32 UTC
6.122.41° N, 98.85° E
8km
MMVIII (4 k)44
171993-01-26
20:32 UTC
5.622.99° N, 101.06° E
13km
CNVIII (31)00
181995-07-09
20:31 UTC
5.921.98° N, 99.13° E
7km
MMVIII (492)00
191995-07-11
21:46 UTC
6.821.95° N, 99.1° E
9km
MMIX (3 k)1111
202001-02-19
15:51 UTC
4.921.37° N, 102.89° E
10km
LAVI (45 k)00
212004-12-26
01:29 UTC
5.820.9° N, 97.67° E
28km
MMVII (143 k)00
222005-01-25
16:30 UTC
4.822.52° N, 100.55° E
4km
CNVI (6 k)00
MMICityPopulation
VIIMae Sai28k
VIBan Mae Chan38k
VBan Houakhoua16k
VBan Houayxay0
VChiang Khong15k
VChiang Rai79k
VMae Ai16k
VChiang Rai0
VPa Daet14k
VChiang Kham14k
VYunjinghong62k
VPhayao21k
VDok Kham Tai24k
VPong14k
VLouang Namtha3k
VChiang Klang13k
IVSan Kamphaeng33k
IVNan25k
IVLouangphrabang47k
IVXaignabouli0
IVMuang Xai0
IVLamphun0
IVMae Tha10k
IVHang Dong18k
IVSan Pa Tong18k
IVLampang156k
IVRong Kwang12k
IVPhrae39k
IVChom Thong12k
IVNan0
IVLong12k
IVPhou Pialong2k
IVPhongsali0
IVMae Hong Son9k
IVPa Sang16k
IVChiang Mai201k
IVLoikaw17k
IVMuang Vangviang25k
IVLashio131k
IVMuang Phon-Hong10k

(k = x1,000)


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