Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 4 km southeast of Hualien City, Taiwan
Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 23:0723:07 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported early morning near Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan.
4.8 quake 14 Jul 6:52 am (GMT +8)
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 6:52 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
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 4 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 66 km from the epicenter, Lugu (pop. 19,600) 91 km away, Yilan (pop. 94,200) 92 km away, and Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 95 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nantou City (pop. 105,700) located 97 km from the epicenter, Taichung (pop. 1,040,700) 98 km away, and Yuanlin (pop. 124,700) 106 km away.
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Date & time: 14 Jul 6:52 am (GMT +8) local time (13 Jul 2021 22:52 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.94°N / 121.62°E (Philippines Sea, Taiwan)
Primary data source: GFZ
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