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The Application of TELES in the Enhancement of Disaster Response and Rescue Policy in Tainan Area: A Study Following 0206 Earthquake in Tainan

DOI: 10.4236/jpee.2018.61001, PP. 1-7

Keywords: TELES Meishan Fault, 0206 Earthquake in Tainan, Earthquake Simulation

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The 2016 Meinong earthquake in Kaohsiung city caused significant casualties and property damage in Tainan. This study used TELES to simulate the earthquake scenario parameters, such as PGA distribution, casualty case, liquefaction potential index and the total number of occurring fires based on the Meinong fault seismic source. Finally, according to the most damaging areas of the simulation results, we propose to strengthen the important buildings and facilities such as the reservoir area, and the emergency responsive hospitals for a better seismic risk estimation and the earthquake disaster prevention and response. According to the simulation results analysis, we found the areas with the strongest magnitude were in Meinong Dist. in Kaohsiung city. Nevertheless, the areas suffering the serious disasters were in Tainan city. Due to the serious disasters occurring in Tainan city, it is crucial to discuss how to perform anti-earthquake practices in Tainan area and how to coordinate the support from different cities and counties.


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