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

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 22 km southeast of Puli, Nantou, Taiwan, on Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43 (Asia/Taipei)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 22 km southeast of Puli, Nantou, Taiwan, on Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43 (Asia/Taipei) Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 22 km southeast of Puli, Nantou, Taiwan, on Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43 (Asia/Taipei)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth

2 Jun 05:55 UTC: First to report: USGS after 12 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 2, 2013 05:43:04 UTC
Local time at epicenterSun, 2 Jun 2013 13:43 (Asia/Taipei)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.2
Depth20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude23.7935°N / 121.0821°E (Nantou, Taiwan, Taiwan)
Antipode23.794°S / 58.918°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt19 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoUnnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities22 km (14 mi) SSE of Puli (pop: 86,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) E of Lugu (pop: 19,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) ESE of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City) (pop: 25,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) ESE of Nantou City (pop: 105,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) ESE of Yuanlin (pop: 124,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) E of Douliu (pop: 104,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) SE of Taichung (pop: 1,040,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) WSW of Hualien City (pop: 350,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
147 km (91 mi) SSW of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
153 km (95 mi) NNE of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.220 km22km SSE of Buli, TaiwanUSGS
6.220 km TAIWANEMSC
6.220 kmSSE of Buli,TaiwanGeoAu
6.210 kmTaiwanGFZ
6.30 km台湾付近 (Taiwan area)JMA
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(shakemap: USGS)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Taipei, Taiwan (TATO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 138 km / 86 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Taipei, Taiwan: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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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  
Northeastern part of Xiamen. (313.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : For about 20 sec  
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)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (118 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 26, 2013 07:51
9 years ago
3.7

14 km
65 km N of Taitung City, TaiwanMore
Nov 26, 2013 06:33
9 years ago
3.8

15 km
46 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 22, 2013 09:29
9 years ago
2.8

35 km
Philippine Sea, 48 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 16, 2013 13:36
9 years ago
3.1

0 km
Philippine Sea, 33 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 15, 2013 03:26
9 years ago
3.9

8 km
4.1 km E of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Nov 13, 2013 09:40
9 years ago
2.8

19 km
32 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 12, 2013 12:32
9 years ago
3.9

19 km
28 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 12, 2013 12:11
9 years ago
2.7

3 km
25 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 12, 2013 12:08
9 years ago
4.1

20 km
26 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 11, 2013 23:19
9 years ago
3.9

6 km
Philippine Sea, 12 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 11, 2013 12:50
9 years ago
3.9

17 km
Philippine Sea, 19 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 10, 2013 17:59
9 years ago
2.5

0 km
Philippine Sea, 22 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 10, 2013 17:58
9 years ago
2.5

11 km
Philippine Sea, 22 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 10, 2013 04:15
9 years ago
3.2

2 km
Philippine Sea, 16 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 7, 2013 07:31
9 years ago
4.7

14 km
14 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 7, 2013 07:25
9 years ago
4.3

8 km
Philippine Sea, 14 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 5, 2013 22:09
9 years ago
2.6

0 km
Philippine Sea, 10.3 km SE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 5, 2013 16:28
9 years ago
3.1

0 km
42 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 4, 2013 15:42
9 years ago
3.6

21 km
17 km W of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 4, 2013 10:32
9 years ago
3.0

21 km
13 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 3, 2013 23:13
9 years ago
3.9

21 km
15 km W of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 3, 2013 22:56
9 years ago
4.6

12 km
11 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 3, 2013 03:43
9 years ago
4.5

5.6 km
37 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 2, 2013 17:28
9 years ago
3.1

1 km
Philippine Sea, 53 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 2, 2013 14:57
9 years ago
3.7

14 km
29 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 2, 2013 14:23
9 years ago
4.1

12 km
33 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 2, 2013 06:53
9 years ago
3.5

22 km
Philippine Sea, 33 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 1, 2013 16:31
9 years ago
3.5

17 km
35 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 1, 2013 14:48
9 years ago
3.1

8 km
31 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 1, 2013 14:29
9 years ago
3.4

7 km
30 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 1, 2013 13:30
9 years ago
3.6

10 km
35 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 1, 2013 11:52
9 years ago
3.9

16 km
31 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Nov 1, 2013 02:20
9 years ago
3.5

11 km
38 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 23:52
9 years ago
4.2

10 km
35km SSW of Hualian, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 20:44
9 years ago
3.9

9 km
48 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 20:30
9 years ago
3.7

6 km
40 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 19:27
9 years ago
4.2

22 km
31 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 17:41
9 years ago
2.6

45 km
Philippine Sea, 23 km SE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 17:17
9 years ago
2.7

6 km
34 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 16:05
9 years ago
4.4

8 km
TAIWANMore
Oct 31, 2013 15:47
9 years ago
4.8

4.7 km
43km SSW of Hualian, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 14:27
9 years ago
3.1

0 km
Philippine Sea, 46 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 14:25
9 years ago
3.5

14 km
31 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 13:57
9 years ago
4.6

13 km
50 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 31, 2013 13:45
9 years ago
4.6

10 km
TAIWANMore
Oct 31, 2013 13:29
9 years ago
3.6

0 km
台湾付近 (Taiwan Near)More
Oct 31, 2013 12:02
9 years ago - felt
6.3

12 km
46 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 27, 2013 08:27
9 years ago
4.5

47 km
Philippine Sea, 19 km SE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 22, 2013 01:59
9 years ago
4.0

31 km
Philippine Sea, 19 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 14, 2013 11:57
9 years ago
2.6

49 km
Philippine Sea, 55 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 12, 2013 07:44
9 years ago
2.8

38 km
Philippine Sea, 6.9 km E of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 10, 2013 15:43
9 years ago
2.8

53 km
Philippine Sea, 14 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 10, 2013 04:14
9 years ago
3.7

24 km
TAIWANMore
Oct 8, 2013 21:07
9 years ago
3.4

38 km
19 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 7, 2013 22:49
9 years ago
2.7

8 km
Philippine Sea, 17 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 7, 2013 10:11
9 years ago
2.9

64 km
Philippine Sea, 13 km E of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Oct 2, 2013 14:13
9 years ago
3.1

29 km
Philippine Sea, 30 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 30, 2013 12:05
9 years ago
4.4

15 km
15 km S of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Sep 26, 2013 10:16
9 years ago
2.9

60 km
Philippine Sea, 13 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 25, 2013 20:50
9 years ago
3.5

49 km
Philippine Sea, 57 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 20, 2013 13:12
9 years ago
3.4

19 km
17 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 17, 2013 03:53
9 years ago
2.5

53 km
8.2 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 16, 2013 01:16
9 years ago
4.2

10 km
Philippine Sea, 18 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 15, 2013 03:02
9 years ago
2.6

32 km
Philippine Sea, 50 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 11, 2013 22:37
9 years ago
2.4

31 km
Philippine Sea, 13 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 11, 2013 22:34
9 years ago
3.4

30 km
Philippine Sea, 14 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 4, 2013 09:39
9 years ago
2.9

0 km
Philippine Sea, 11 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 3, 2013 06:24
9 years ago
3.9

22 km
28 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Sep 1, 2013 06:54
9 years ago
3.7

5 km
Kaohsiung, 50 km SE of Douliu, Yunlin, TaiwanMore
Sep 1, 2013 02:28
9 years ago
4.1

8 km
Kaohsiung, 51 km SE of Douliu, Yunlin, TaiwanMore
Aug 28, 2013 11:55
9 years ago
3.6

50 km
Philippine Sea, 19 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Aug 25, 2013 07:33
9 years ago
2.2

6 km
Philippine Sea, 30 km SE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Aug 24, 2013 14:46
9 years ago
4.2

16 km
10.8 km SE of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Aug 22, 2013 18:49
9 years ago
2.9

51 km
Philippine Sea, 22 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Aug 19, 2013 14:54
9 years ago
3.6

0 km
Philippine Sea, 53 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Aug 11, 2013 16:29
9 years ago
3.1

29 km
Philippine Sea, 51 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Aug 9, 2013 04:16
9 years ago
3.0

43 km
Philippine Sea, 53 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Aug 8, 2013 23:02
9 years ago
2.1

20 km
26 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Aug 7, 2013 16:52
9 years ago
2.5

38 km
Philippine Sea, 32 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Aug 5, 2013 17:02
9 years ago
2.3

33 km
Philippine Sea, 11 km E of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Aug 4, 2013 17:02
9 years ago
2.8

38 km
Philippine Sea, 18 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Aug 3, 2013 23:07
9 years ago
2.5

44 km
Philippine Sea, 63 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 29, 2013 04:00
9 years ago
2.9

35 km
Philippine Sea, 43 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 25, 2013 09:12
9 years ago
4.0

11 km
45 km N of Taitung City, TaiwanMore
Jul 24, 2013 15:41
9 years ago
4.4

13 km
14 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 24, 2013 15:32
9 years ago
5.1

2.5 km
Philippine Sea, 14 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 24, 2013 14:47
9 years ago
5.0

10 km
11 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 23, 2013 14:55
9 years ago
2.4

38 km
Philippine Sea, 7.7 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 22, 2013 16:00
9 years ago
3.5

34 km
24 km NE of Taichung, TaiwanMore
Jul 21, 2013 12:49
9 years ago
3.2

0 km
9.7 km NW of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Jul 20, 2013 19:19
9 years ago
4.1

9 km
36 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 18, 2013 22:34
9 years ago
2.4

48 km
Philippine Sea, 13 km NE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 16, 2013 10:41
9 years ago
3.2

0 km
36 km NW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 16, 2013 10:11
9 years ago - felt
5.2

10 km
33 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 15, 2013 15:01
9 years ago
3.7

0 km
10.7 km E of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Jul 11, 2013 13:10
9 years ago
3.0

16 km
Philippine Sea, 29 km SE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 11, 2013 05:55
9 years ago
2.6

29 km
33 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 11, 2013 05:44
9 years ago
2.7

30 km
34 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jul 9, 2013 15:50
9 years ago
3.3

0 km
34 km NW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 30, 2013 12:36
9 years ago
3.4

0 km
5.6 km E of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Jun 30, 2013 10:45
9 years ago
2.8

34 km
Philippine Sea, 18 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 30, 2013 05:57
9 years ago
2.4

39 km
Philippine Sea, 24 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 30, 2013 04:57
9 years ago
3.6

0 km
6.5 km NE of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Jun 30, 2013 04:45
9 years ago
3.3

0 km
5.7 km NE of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Jun 21, 2013 13:38
9 years ago
4.0

22 km
35 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 20, 2013 15:11
9 years ago
4.0

22 km
16 km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 17, 2013 11:32
9 years ago
3.1

7 km
33 km S of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Jun 17, 2013 08:18
9 years ago
3.2

2 km
37 km NW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 16, 2013 15:51
9 years ago
2.0

40 km
9.1 km NW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 16, 2013 07:26
9 years ago
2.8

43 km
Philippine Sea, 60 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 13, 2013 19:55
9 years ago
3.1

0 km
42 km NW of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 13, 2013 18:22
9 years ago
2.7

37 km
Philippine Sea, 34 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 9, 2013 06:55
9 years ago
3.0

52 km
Philippine Sea, 36 km S of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 8, 2013 20:06
9 years ago
3.1

1 km
14 km S of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Jun 7, 2013 18:22
9 years ago
2.7

28 km
29 km N of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 4, 2013 18:59
9 years ago
2.9

46 km
Philippine Sea, 14 km SE of Hualien City, TaiwanMore
Jun 2, 2013 10:16
9 years ago
4.6

10 km
11 km S of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
Jun 2, 2013 06:24
9 years ago
3.5

0 km
16 km S of Puli, Nantou, TaiwanMore
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