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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - TAIWAN on Monday, 23 March 2015

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - TAIWAN on Monday, 23 March 2015

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - TAIWAN on Monday, 23 March 2015
Mar 23 14:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 30.0 km.
Date & time: Mon, 23 Mar 10:13:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.73°N / 121.77°E
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (34 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 23 Mar
Mon, 23 Mar 10:13 UTCM 5.6 / 41 kmTaiwan[Map]GFZ
Mon, 23 Mar 10:13 UTCM 5.9 / 31 km31km SSE of Hualian, Taiwan[Map]USGS

"I felt it" reports:
Taipei dinxi / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Taipei, Taiwan / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was in my kitchen. The pot full of water in the sink started moving first, then the hanging utensils, then the whole building started rocking.
Taichung / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Taipeh / MMI IV (Light shaking)
taipei city / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was lying in 13th floor hotel bed in taipei city to relax from Europe flight. Then suddenly I felt like in a water bed. It was slightly shaking. The cupport door also rattles. After 1min it was over
Taizhong / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Sitting inside, third floor, my seat and table where shaking
Hualien / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Taichung / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking): Have been in the hotel room and felt the room shaking a few times from one side to the other. The candeliers kept moving nearly 10 minutes.
Hsinchu / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Taipei City / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(Taiwan) (146 km NW from epicenter)(no details): not the worst one I felt (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (108 km NW from epicenter)(no details): About 10 seconds, not too strong but the strongest i felt till now. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (83 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very slight but consistent orbital swaying for about 30-40 seconds. Given the location south of Hualian it is quite a distance to Taipei. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (144 km NW from epicenter)(no details): still calm and quickly going to outside (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (143 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It felt very shallow compared to a lot of them! (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (119 km W from epicenter)(no details): I felt the shaking then our building was shifting right and left for about 30 seconds (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 5 Apr
Sun, 5 Apr 04:37 UTCM 4.2 / 102 km - [info] (88 km) TAIWAN REGION[Map]EMSC
Sun, 5 Apr 20:50 UTCM 4.3 / 22 km - [info] (32 km) TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Mon, 6 Apr
Mon, 6 Apr 11:37 UTCM 4.8 / 79 km - [info] (87 km)Taiwan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Tue, 7 Apr
Tue, 7 Apr 07:19 UTCM 4.2 / 13 km - [info] (139 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Mon, 13 Apr
Mon, 13 Apr 17:13 UTCM 4.6 / 8 km - [info] (75 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Wed, 15 Apr
Wed, 15 Apr 19:48 UTCM 4.5 / 30 km - [info] (105 km) TAIWAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Taitung / MMI IV (Light shaking): Suddenly my Hotelbed was lightly moving and i felt the small and very quickly vibrations. Glass, walls and things in the room made vibration noises. Now i am awake but the earthquake seemd to be just those little seconds.Is it normal in this area of hot springs?
Mon, 20 Apr
Mon, 20 Apr 01:42 UTCM 6.4 / 7 km - [info] (55 km) TAIWAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
(Taiwan) (136 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 停車塔毀損,數台車毀損。 (via EMSC)
Academia Sinica, Nangang, Taipei / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Loud rumbling noise. Saw the room "move". The earthquake equivalent of "wash, rinse, repeat". Felt the first quake from the fourth floor. By the time I type this, at least three quakes felt. Same feeling, same impact. In one 24 hour period in Taiwan I have felt more quakes than in 30 straight years in California, from 1970 to 2000.
taipei / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
taipei / not felt
New Taipei City / MMI VI (Strong shaking): We were on 11th floor of a building and the whole building swayed side to side for 1-2 minutes. There was a smaller after-shock too.
Zhubei city / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Taipei / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Jürgen, Tokyo / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
(Taiwan) (179 km W from epicenter)(no details): It was shecking for about 2 minutes and we could feel our building move right to left (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (160 km W from epicenter)(no details): I sit near window on 4th floor and I could feel and see other buildings in the vicinity shaking. It was strongest I have felt so far in Taipei. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Mon, 20 Apr 11:20 UTCM 4.9 / 39 km - [info] (44 km)Taiwan
[Map]
GFZ
(Taiwan) (119 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Crazy day 3 after shack our building was swaying back and forth. It's look like taiwan should expect a strong earth quake very soon. I being to some earthquake region and the fact that we had in one day 3 earthquakes show that we should expect maybe 7.5 earthquake in coming month maybe weeks and this scary (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (80 km W from epicenter)(no details): I was in a chair on the phone. It felt like someone was nudging the chair over and over for about 40 secs (via EMSC)
New Taipei, Yonghe District (148.6 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(Taiwan) (115 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Little shake on the 3 floor. (via EMSC)
Taipei, Linsen Road / MMI IV (Light shaking): Not so strong as that from this morning. The Building (4th floor) was shaking for aprox. 5-10 sec. Hopefully the last earth quake for today.
taipei (159.7 km N from epicenter) / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mon, 20 Apr 11:45 UTCM 5.5 / 47 km - [info] (60 km) TAIWAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Le Midi Hotel, 28th floor (158.9 km E from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): my first earthquake... quite a funny experience at 5.8. might not be funny at all when it is getting stronger.
yonghe district / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(Taiwan) (143 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Too many earthquakes today. Scary. (via EMSC)
New Taipei, Yonghe District (139.1 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(Taiwan) (100 km NW from epicenter)(no details): The 3 of the day. Objects moving on the desk, a lot of shaking (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (143 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Similar to an earthquake felt earlier today, but a little shorter than before. Still found it difficult to stand straight. (via EMSC)
Mon, 20 Apr 11:59 UTCM 5.9 / 20 km - [info] (57 km) TAIWAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
(Taiwan) (156 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Just sat and did nothing. (via EMSC)
Taipei City / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Taipei, Taiwan / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was on the top floor of a 25th floors building. The feeling was like on a boat duiring 3-5 meter waves.
(Taiwan) (157 km NW from epicenter)(no details): felt building shake or sway (via EMSC)
New Taipei, Yonghe District (155.6 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
taipei city lake hotel 14th floor / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tue, 21 Apr
Tue, 21 Apr 11:06 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km - [info] (79 km) TAIWAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 24 Apr
Fri, 24 Apr 12:00 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km - [info] (51 km)73km E of Hualian, Taiwan
[Map]
USGS
Sat, 25 Apr
Sat, 25 Apr 20:01 UTCM 5.3 / 44 km - [info] (66 km)Taiwan Region
[Map]
GFZ
(Taiwan) (153 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I was sleeping but it woke me up, although other people did sleep through it. The bed moved a fair bit and it lasted maybe for 10-15 seconds. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (174 km W from epicenter)(no details): Lasted a short time, but was enough to wake us up, and lie awake for a while afterwards wondering if something else might happen. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (122 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It Woke me up. (via EMSC)
Wed, 29 Apr
Wed, 29 Apr 08:19 UTCM 4.0 / 5 km - [info]Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (25 km) - Taiwan TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
310 east 14st / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Sun, 3 May
Sun, 3 May 13:09 UTCM 4.7 / 26 km - [info] (63 km)Taiwan Region
[Map]
GFZ
(Taiwan) (158 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very gentle compared to recent earthquakes, with only slight movement for about 5-10 seconds (via EMSC)
taipei / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Taipei / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Glasses on rack in hotel rooms shaking, mattress slightly shaking, hotel room on 11th floor
Mon, 4 May
Mon, 4 May 01:16 UTCM 4.5 / 30 km - [info] (71 km) TAIWAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Mon, 11 May
Mon, 11 May 08:38 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info] (131 km)39km W of Miaoli, Taiwan
[Map]
USGS
Mon, 11 May 08:38 UTCM 4.7 / 12 km - [info] (128 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
San Francisco California 94107 / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Two weak, yet distinctive jerks. I thought it was my dog jumping on my bed but he was on the floor. I am immediately got out of bed called to my dog and repacked an emergency bag. When I stood up it was 1:38 1:39am PTD SF CA USA
San Francisco California 94107 / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Two weak, yet distinctive jerks. I thought it was my dog jumping on my bed but he was on the floor. I am immediately got out of bed called to my dog and repacked an emergency bag. When I stood up it was 1:38 1:39am PTD SF CA USA
(Taiwan) (55 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It was not a very strong trmor, but was quite long. It seemed to subside, then start again. Maybe 8 seconds long in total. (via EMSC)
Mon, 11 May 23:43 UTCM 4.3 / 21 km - [info] (34 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Mon, 25 May
Mon, 25 May 21:22 UTCM 4.6 / 5 km - [info] (130 km)Taiwan
[Map]
GFZ
Tue, 26 May
Tue, 26 May 00:56 UTCM 4.9 / 29 km - [info] (51 km)Taiwan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Thu, 28 May
Thu, 28 May 07:57 UTCM 4.8 / 21 km - [info] (65 km)Taiwan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Sun, 7 Jun
Sun, 7 Jun 04:32 UTCM 4.0 / 27 km - [info]Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (12 km) - Taiwan TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Mon, 8 Jun
Mon, 8 Jun 17:22 UTCM 4.3 / 48 km - [info]Kueishantao (29 km) - Taiwan TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 16 Jun
Tue, 16 Jun 15:16 UTCM 4.5 / 20 km - [info] (56 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Sun, 21 Jun
Sun, 21 Jun 06:15 UTCM 4.8 / 22 km - [info] (61 km)Taiwan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Thu, 2 Jul
Thu, 2 Jul 07:44 UTCM 4.1 / 21 km - [info] (79 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 4 Jul
Sat, 4 Jul 03:10 UTCM 4.0 / 20 km - [info] (34 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 10 Jul
Fri, 10 Jul 09:38 UTCM 4.2 / 7 km - [info] (164 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Wed, 22 Jul
Wed, 22 Jul 16:26 UTCM 4.3 / 17 km - [info] (35 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Hualien / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Sat, 25 Jul
Sat, 25 Jul 10:25 UTCM 4.1 / 24 km - [info] (107 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 28 Jul
Tue, 28 Jul 06:27 UTCM 4.4 / 12 km - [info] (64 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 28 Jul 06:59 UTCM 4.4 / 7 km - [info] (63 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 28 Jul 11:47 UTCM 4.0 / 10 km - [info] (65 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 13 Aug
Thu, 13 Aug 14:08 UTCM 5.5 / 30 km - [info] (63 km) TAIWAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
Taipei / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(Taiwan) (155 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Ground shook for a few seconds (via EMSC)
near xihu MRT (161.9 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking): i was sitting on a chair when i got a natural swing and hanging objects vibrated for almost 10sec.
Taipie Hotel Howard Plaza 12th floor (159.9 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Hotel Howard Plava in Taipie was moving side to side. I was on the 12th floor
I was at the Howard Plaza Hotel in Taipei on 12th (159.9 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hsinchu / MMI III (Weak shaking): I lay in bed in my hotel room in the nineteenth floor and it felt like to be in a swing.
The Sherwood Taipei (161.2 km ENE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Taipei / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): As I was sitting, writing for a study I suddenly felt light shakiness. Tiny sense of wobbling.
(Taiwan) (146 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Room swayed for about 10-15 seconds. (via EMSC)
Tue, 1 Sep
Tue, 1 Sep 13:24 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info] (33 km)Taiwan
[Map]
GFZ
Hualien / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt it shaking for a few secondes in a restaurant, everyone was looking around.
Taiyuan, Zhongli (133.8 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking): It was shaking approximate 3 to 5 seconds in the 8th floor
Taiyuan City, Luzhu District (141.5 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): Live on the thirteen floor and the building swayed a lot
(Taiwan) (130 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It was a kind of gentle shake. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (129 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Sudden moved (via EMSC)
Tue, 1 Sep 17:34 UTCM 4.7 / 20 km - [info] (57 km) TAIWAN REGION
[Map]
EMSC
(Taiwan) (148 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Was reading about the earlier earthquake (last night in Hualien) and didn't realise until the moment it stopped that the weird vibrations I felt and the shaking I heard wasn't from the pipes and someone flushing in the bathroom nor from the AC. Very light moveme, just vibrations, steady really. (via EMSC)
Thu, 10 Sep
Thu, 10 Sep 15:23 UTCM 4.4 / 9 km - [info] (34 km)台湾花莲县附近海域[Map]CEIC
Thu, 10 Sep 15:23 UTCM 4.6 / 15 km - [info]Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (29 km) - Taiwan TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
(Taiwan) (96 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Wow rocking! (via EMSC)
Tue, 15 Sep (6 earthquakes)
Tue, 15 Sep 17:56 UTCM 4.3 / 8 km - [info] (34 km)台湾花莲县附近海域[Map]CEIC
Tue, 15 Sep 17:56 UTCM 4.7 / 18 km - [info]Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (30 km) - Taiwan TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 15 Sep 19:37 UTCM 5.7 / 7 km - [info] (34 km)台湾宜兰县附近海域
[Map]
CEIC
Tue, 15 Sep 19:37 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (21 km) - TaiwanTaiwan
[Map]
GFZ
Tue, 15 Sep 19:37 UTCM 5.6 / 10 km - [info] (31 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Taipei (94.4 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shaking in bed
(Taiwan) (96 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Uzun süreli, şiddetli hissedildi. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (116 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Lasted a while. About 30 seconds. Shook the apartment fairly well cupboards were banging and the ground was rumbling. This was the worst since we got here (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (101 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 12th floor apartment was swaying enough to wake us up. (via EMSC)
Taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking): Pretty shaky, woke me up and my partner.
(Taiwan) (97 km NW from epicenter)(no details): The quake felt like a big jolt and then it was over however it still felt like the building was still swaying. I was on the 6th floor. (via EMSC)
Taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking): Enough to wake my husband and I up. Lasted about 5-10 seconds but no damage done.
Taoyaun city' nears train station / MMI IV (Light shaking): woke me up from sleep.
Taipei / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking): I got shocked a little while...during my sleep.
Read all reports
Tue, 15 Sep 20:43 UTCM 4.4 / 18 km - [info] (31 km) TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Wed, 16 Sep
Wed, 16 Sep 02:07 UTCM 4.3 / 16 km - [info]Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (29 km) - Taiwan TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Zhongli (92.1 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking): My second in 3 weeks. It let think how weak we humans are..
Wed, 16 Sep 06:30 UTCM 4.1 / 18 km - [info]Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (29 km) - Taiwan TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Zhongli, Taoyuan / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Wed, 16 Sep 13:08 UTCM 5.4 / 7 km - [info] (34 km)台湾宜兰县附近海域
[Map]
CEIC
Wed, 16 Sep 13:08 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] (31 km)Taiwan
[Map]
GFZ
Wed, 16 Sep 13:09 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info] (35 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
(Taiwan) (91 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Kısa süreli şiddetli hissedildi (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (96 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Busy day.. just felt another one. 10 seconds swaying on 12th floor. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (88 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Another shallow quake within 24 hours! What's next?! (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (101 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Wow a 2nd quake in 24 hours. (via EMSC)

 

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