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Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 76 km southeast of Hengchun, Taiwan

Mon, 1 Aug 2022, 08:25
08:25 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.6 quake 1 Aug 4:09 pm (GMT +8)
4.6 quake 1 Aug 4:09 pm (GMT +8)
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake near Hengchun, Pingtung, Taiwan, was reported only 14 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Monday, August 1st, 2022, at 4:09 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.7.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hengchun (pop. 31,300) located 76 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Date & time: Aug 1, 2022 4:09 pm (GMT +8) local time (1 Aug 2022 08:09 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.45°N / 121.18°E (South China Sea, Taiwan)
Primary data source: GFZ

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