Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake 7 km northeast of Hualien City, Taiwan
Sun, 18 Jul 2021, 11:4011:40 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A very shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early evening near Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan.
4.2 quake 18 Jul 7:25 pm (GMT +8)
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Sunday 18 July 2021 at 7:25 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5 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 7 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Puli (pop. 86,400) located 69 km from the epicenter, Yilan (pop. 94,200) 83 km away, Lugu (pop. 19,600) 96 km away, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 98 km away, Taichung (pop. 1,040,700) 99 km away, and Nantou City (pop. 105,700) 101 km away.
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Date & time: 18 Jul 7:25 pm (GMT +8) local time (18 Jul 2021 11:25 GMT)
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.02°N / 121.65°E (Philippines Sea, Taiwan)
Primary data source: EMSC
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