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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 4km NE of Buli, Taiwan

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 22km SSE of Buli, Taiwan, on Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43 (Asia/Taipei)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - 22km SSE of Buli, Taiwan, on Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43 (Asia/Taipei)
2 Jun 05:55 UTC: First to report: USGS after 12 minutes.
Date & time: 2013-06-02 05:43:04 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43 (Asia/Taipei)
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.7935°N / 121.0821°E (Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SE of Puli (pop: 86,400)
34 km (21 mi) E of Lugu (pop: 19,600)
44 km (28 mi) SE of Zhongxing New Village (pop: 25,500)
56 km (35 mi) SE of Taichung (pop: 1,040,700)
147 km (91 mi) SW of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900)
153 km (95 mi) NE of Kaohsiung (pop: 1,519,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2013-06-02 05:43:04 UTC
Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43 (Asia/Taipei)
M 6.2 / 20 km22km SSE of Buli, TaiwanUSGS
2013-06-02 05:43:04 UTCM 6.2 / 20 kmTAIWANEMSC
2013-06-02 05:43:04 UTCM 6.2 / 20 kmSSE of Buli,TaiwanGeoAu
2013-06-02 05:43:04 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmTaiwanGFZ
2013-06-02 05:43:03 UTC
Sun, 2 Jun 2013 14:43:03 JST
M 6.3台湾付近 (Taiwan Area)JMA

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User reports for this quake (24)

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Taipei (144.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tainan Shangri La (111.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Had a coffee at the moment the quake struck. small aftershocks for about a minute.... All people in th ecoffee shop stayed calm. No objects displaced so far.
Taichung / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shaking horizontally for a long period of time around 30-40 seconds. Not sure if we should run or wait. Nothing fell off though. But it lasted longer than usual for the past few years.
Xiamen jimei / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sofa moved a little. I stood up and could feel the walls move. Didnt hear any rattling.
Taipei / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Short, but the couch seemed to move back and forth about 1 foot!
Taichung City (58.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : First quake I have ever been in, very scary to say the least!
Taipei (153.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was on the 17th floor. At 13:44 local time (according to my laptop clock) the building started to move from side to side. You could feel the intensity increase over a period of approximately 30 to 40 seconds. The magnitude of the shaking decreased after about 1 minute however it felt like there were smaller after shocks for up to 2 minutes (i.e. until about 13:46)
Northeastern part of Xiamen. (313.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : For about 20 seconds, I could feel the room shaking lightly, and noticed hanging objects swaying. It was rhythmic - about 2 Hertz or so, and it died off after a short time. Other occupants also felt the tremor. Some were alarmed enough to go outdoors for a few minutes.
Keqiao (703 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Felt it , and it was scary...
Taipei (147.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
tamsui (85.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Taipei (151.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
TAIPEI TAIWAN (144.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : lamp are swinging. but no object felt down.
kaohsiung (151.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Taipei / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Taipei / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Slow, irregular, wide rocking instead of quick vibrations. no major damage to house or neighborhood.
Kaohsiung / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Taichung / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : the house was shaking like a truck!
Xiamen (318.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Danshui District (Taiwan, 160 km N of epicenter) : Strong side by side swaying for about 45 seconds. One of the strongest quakes felt in Taipei from recent memory. (reported through EMSC)
Shanhua District (Taiwan, 108 km SW of epicenter) : increased slowly to intensity, then tapered off. I felt nauseous afterwards. (reported through EMSC)
Wenzhou (China, 458 km NW of epicenter) : I felt very gentle rhythmic vibrations and swaying of the building. (reported through EMSC)
Fengshan District (Taiwan, 152 km SW of epicenter) : This was the longest earthquake I've ever felt. It lasted for what seemed 30 to 40 seconds as I looked at my watch. It felt as though we were on a circus ride being shook around. (reported through EMSC)
Bei District (Taiwan, 106 km NW of epicenter) : strongest so far for me (2.5 years in Taiwan) (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake 22km SSE of Buli, Taiwan, Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43 (Asia/Taipei)

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (59 quakes):
  • 26 Nov 2013 06:33 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Nov 2013 09:29 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 16 Nov 2013 13:36 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 15 Nov 2013 03:26 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Nov 2013 09:40 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 12 Nov 2013 12:32 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Nov 2013 12:11 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 12 Nov 2013 12:08 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Nov 2013 16:28 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 04 Nov 2013 15:42 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Nov 2013 10:32 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 03 Nov 2013 23:13 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Nov 2013 22:56 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Nov 2013 03:43 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    5.6 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Nov 2013 17:28 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (34 mi) distance
    | JMA | Details
  • 02 Nov 2013 14:57 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 22km SSE of Buli, Taiwan, on Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43 (Asia/Taipei)

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