Significant magnitude 5.4 quake hits 19 km northeast of Puli, Taiwan early evening
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 10:5810:58 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred only 16 minutes ago 19 km northeast of Puli, Taiwan, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
5.4 quake 19 km north of Puli, Nantou, Taiwan, Sep 13, 2021 6:41 pm (GMT +8)
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 42 km beneath the epicenter near Puli, Nantou, Taiwan, early evening on Monday, September 13th, 2021, at 6:41 pm local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake.
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 Puli (pop. 86,400) located 19 km from the epicenter, Taichung (pop. 1,040,700) 34 km away, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 39 km away, Nantou City (pop. 105,700) 43 km away, and Yuanlin (pop. 124,700) 49 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Hualien City (pop. 350,500) located 62 km from the epicenter, Douliu (pop. 104,700) 67 km away, Hsinchu (pop. 404,100) 75 km away, and Taipeh (pop. 7,871,900) 114 km away.
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Date & time: Sep 13, 2021 6:41 pm (GMT +8) local time (13 Sep 2021 10:41 GMT)
Depth: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.13°N / 121.02°E (Nantou, Taiwan, Taiwan)
Primary data source: EMSC
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