Hualien Residents Sleeping Outside After Earthquake 玉里卓溪部落民眾怕餘震 搭帳棚過夜

In the wake of the magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the 18th, many indigenous residents of Hualien's Gufeng Village are choosing to sleep outside. In other news, people that want to know if they live on a fault line can check the Ministry of Economic Affairs' Central Geological Survey website to check fault maps by either entering their address or a nearby landmark.


In the wake of the magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the 18th, many indigenous residents of Hualien's Gufeng Village are choosing to sleep outside. Wary of aftershocks, they say they don't feel safe in their homes. 

Citizen: “There are no early warnings for earthquakes, and you never know when they will strike. It's really scary. This most recent one was really terrifying.”

Citizen: “It was so scary. I'm sleeping outside today. I feel safer that way. (Really? Won't you be cold or...?) What can I do? I'm too scared to go inside. ”

In the wake of the earthquake, many people are complaining that they did not receive a governmental alert and calling themselves "marginalized minorities." The Central Weather Bureau says the public warning system is only activated for earthquakes of magnitude 5 or above with a municipal intensity of 4 or above. 

Chiu Chun-ta, Section Chief, CWB Seismological Center: “You'll only get a governmental alert if an earthquake is at least magnitude 5 and the local intensity level where you are is at least 4. ”

Those that want to see if they are living on or near a fault line can visit the Ministry of Economic Affairs' Central Geological Survey website to check fault maps by either entering their address or a nearby landmark.

 

 

 

漆黑夜空下,民眾把躺椅棉被家當全都拿出來,918地震規模6.8,花蓮卓溪鄉古風村崙天部落和石平部落的居民嚇壞了,晚上擔心餘震來臨都不敢待在屋內,不是在戶外搭帳篷,就是直接打地鋪,打算先過完這一夜再說。

民眾說道:「地震無預警的,也不知道它什麼時候來,其實很怕就是這樣,像這個地震真的來的話我們就嚇到了。」

民眾表示:「很恐怖,所以今天我要睡外面,我比較安心(不怕會冷嗎)沒有辦法,因為不敢進去家裡面,還有陰影。」

雖然918地震全台有感,但仍有不少民眾抱怨沒收到國家級警報,自嘲是國家級邊緣人,氣象局地震測報中心澄清,災防告警細胞廣播系統的警報發布門檻為地震規模5.0以上,且縣市預估震度達4級以上,所以如果所在地的預估震度不到這個門檻,當然就收不到警報。

氣象局地震測報中心監測課長邱俊達解釋:「收到的標準就是,我們的預警系統如果規模到5以上,各個縣市都有些參考點,這些參考點預估有到4級以上的話就會對那個縣市發。」

另外想知道自己住的地方是否位於斷層帶上,則可上經濟部中央地質調查所網站,點擊台灣活動斷層分布的圖層,勾選災害性地震等想要知道的選項,接著在定位的地方輸入地址或座標,就能顯示附近的斷層。

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