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Strong mag. 6 earthquake - 21km SE of Buli, Taiwan

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 21km SE of Buli, Taiwan on Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 21km SE of Buli, Taiwan on Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Date & time: Wednesday, 27 March 2013 02:03 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:03 (Asia/Taipei)
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 20.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.8396°N / 121.135°E (Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (73 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 27 Mar 2013
Wed, 27 Mar 02:03 UTCM 6.0 / 21 km TAIWANEMSC
Wed, 27 Mar 02:03 UTCM 5.9 / 10 kmTaiwanGFZ
Wed, 27 Mar 02:03 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmTaiwanGeoAu
Wed, 27 Mar 02:03 UTCM 6.0 / 21 kmTaiwanGeoAu
Wed, 27 Mar 02:03 UTCM 6.1 / 9 km台湾付近 (Near Taiwan)JMA

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Taipei / MMI IX (Violent shaking): I felt it
Xiamen / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Sitting on 19th floor of building in Xiamen. Felt it, lived in Costa Rica so knew right away. People on other side of building on same floor had no idea!!!
fuzhou , fujian province , china / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Cing jing / MMI IV (Light shaking): Giddy
Tainan City / MMI V (Moderate shaking): when it began I was looking at my desk and felt that my chair was being pulled backwards. Then we rocked back and forth for a minute or two.
Zhongshan District (Taiwan) (142 km N from epicenter)(no details): My building rocked pretty widely back and forth for about 10 seconds. I live on the 5th floor. It was a substantial effect. (via EMSC)

 

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