Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
Wed, 7 Apr 2021, 13:3913:39 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported in the evening near Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan.
4.9 quake 7 Apr 9:19 pm (GMT +8)
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 9:19 pm local time at a shallow depth of 17 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Hualien City (pop. 350,500) located 20 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Puli (pop. 86,400) located 53 km from the epicenter, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 81 km away, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 81 km away, Nantou City (pop. 105,700) 82 km away, Taichung (pop. 1,040,700) 87 km away, Yuanlin (pop. 124,700) 92 km away, and Douliu (pop. 104,700) 95 km away.
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Date & time: 7 Apr 2021 9:19 pm (GMT +8) local time (7 Apr 2021 13:19 GMT)
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.84°N / 121.47°E (Hualien, Taiwan, Taiwan)
Primary data source: EMSC
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