Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Taiwan region

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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.

Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
  • Saturday, June 09, 2012 at 21:00:18 UTC
  • Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 05:00:18 AM at epicenter
Location 24.522°N, 122.337°E
Depth 70.9 km (44.1 miles)
Region TAIWAN REGION
Distances 50 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 Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.5 km (7.1 miles); depth +/- 7.8 km (4.8 miles)
Parameters NST=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 ID usb000absf

Population exposure

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

MMI City Population
IV I-lan 94k
IV Chi-lung 398k
IV Hualian 350k
IV Taipei 7,872k
IV Ta-hsi-chen 85k
IV Hsin-chu-shih 404k
III T’ai-chung-shih 1,041k
III Yun-lin 105k
III Taitung City 111k
III Tainan City 764k
III Kao-hsiung 1,520k

 

Historical seismicity – 2012

Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

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