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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 67km E of Hualian, Taiwan on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 67km E of Hualian, Taiwan on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 67km E of Hualian, Taiwan on Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Date & time: Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:19 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 20:19:24
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.0867°N / 122.2613°E (Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (45 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6*10^13 J (4.4 GWh / 3788 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 19 Mar 2014
Wed, 19 Mar 12:19 UTCM 5.6 / 29 kmTaiwan RegionGFZ
Wed, 19 Mar 12:19 UTCM 5.7 / 10 km TAIWAN REGIONEMSC

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
taoyuan / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Taoyuan / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was on the 11th floor of an hotel, and I felt a back and forth wiggling for a good 30 seconds
San Diego / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): I was awakened from my sleep @ 5.25 am, heard shaking vibrations' sounding from ground through my pillow.
Huzhou, Taipei, Taiwan (128.2 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Taoyuan City (142.2 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Longer this time - maybe nearly a minute of shaking.


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