Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Taiwan region

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Taiwan region

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake with reported depth of 70.9 km (44.1 miles) struck Taiwan on June 9, 2012 at 21:00 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 50 km (31 miles) E of Su'ao, Taiwan (24.522°N, 122.337°E). EMSC is reporting magnitude 5.9 and depth of 74 km.

54 minutes later, at 21:54 UTC, a 4.6 magnitude aftershock struck the same area.

Magnitude6.0
Date-Time
  • Saturday, June 09, 2012 at 21:00:18 UTC
  • Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 05:00:18 AM at epicenter
Location24.522°N, 122.337°E
Depth70.9 km (44.1 miles)
RegionTAIWAN REGION
Distances50 km (31 miles) E of Su'ao, Taiwan
95 km (59 miles) NE of Hualien, Taiwan
100 km (62 miles) SE of TAIPEI, Taiwan
1106 km (687 miles) N of MANILA, Philippines
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 11.5 km (7.1 miles); depth +/- 7.8 km (4.8 miles)
ParametersNST=348, Nph=359, Dmin=69 km, Rmss=0.94 sec, Gp= 14°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000absf



Population exposure


Selected Cities Exposed from GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.





MMICityPopulation
IVI-lan94k
IVChi-lung398k
IVHualian350k
IVTaipei7,872k
IVTa-hsi-chen85k
IVHsin-chu-shih404k
IIIT'ai-chung-shih1,041k
IIIYun-lin105k
IIITaitung City111k
IIITainan City764k
IIIKao-hsiung1,520k
 

Historical seismicity - 2012



Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

Tags: taiwan

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