Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Yilan, Taiwan
Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 18:2918:29 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported early morning near Yilan, Taiwan.
4.5 quake 15 Apr 2:09 am (GMT +8)
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Thursday 15 April 2021 at 2:09 am local time at a shallow depth of 14 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 should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Yilan (pop. 94,200) located 30 km from the epicenter, Keelung (pop. 397,500) 45 km away, Taipei (pop. 7,871,900) 57 km away, and Banqiao (pop. 543,300) 61 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Daxi (pop. 84,500) located 76 km from the epicenter, Taoyuan City (pop. 402,000) 77 km away, Hualien City (pop. 350,500) 105 km away, and Hsin-chu (pop. 404,100) 108 km away.
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Date & time: 15 Apr 2:09 am (GMT +8) local time (14 Apr 2021 18:09 GMT)
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.83°N / 122.04°E (Philippines Sea, Taiwan)
Primary data source: EMSC
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