M 5.9 in China on 07 Aug 2019 21:28 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1185901
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 24.475 , 121.9473
Event Date: 07 Aug 2019 21:28 UTC
08 Aug 2019 05:28 Local
Exposed Population: 9880000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 08 Aug 2019 21:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3.6 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000522g Scaled population (raster) 1.58  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
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Taiwan - Earthquake (ECHO 08 Aug 2019)Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:07

  • An earthquake of 5.9 M at a depth of 10 km occurred offshore in the Philippine Sea, close to coastal north-eastern Taiwan on 7 August at 21.28 UTC.
  • The epicentre was located approximately 27 km south-east of Luodong Township (Yilan County). USGS PAGER estimates that up to 383,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • As of 8 August, media report one fatality. More than 10,000 houses around the greater Taipei area and neighbouring Yilan County experienced power outages and several train services have been suspended in Yilan.
  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast for Yilan County over 8-11 August, due to the passage of Tropical Cyclone LEKIMA.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),