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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Taiwan on Friday, 5 February 2016

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Taiwan on Friday, 5 February 2016

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Taiwan on Friday, 5 February 2016
Feb 5 20:05: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 11.0 km.
Feb 5 20:06: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 12.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 17.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 17.0 to 20.0 km.
Feb 5 20:11: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 16.0 km.
Feb 5 20:24: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Feb 5 20:40: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.0 to 32.0 km.
Date & time: Fri, 5 Feb 19:57:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.85°N / 120.77°E (Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.83°N/121.18°E (128 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8*10^14 J (49.4 GWh / 42502 tons of TNT / 2.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 5 Feb 2016
Fri, 5 Feb 19:57 UTCM 6.3 / 17 km TAIWANEMSC
Fri, 5 Feb 19:57 UTCM 6.4 / 23 km- 28km NE of Pingtung, TaiwanUSGS
Fri, 5 Feb 19:57 UTCM 6.5 / 19.5 kmTaiwanINGV
Fri, 5 Feb 19:57 UTCM 6.7 / 15 km台湾高雄市CEIC
Fri, 5 Feb 19:57 UTCM 6.4 / 23 kmNE of Pingtung, TaiwanGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Tainan fushin hotel / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Happened at 4am. Was awaken by family members. Thought it was dreaming that my bed shaken. Family member shouted earthquake n thinking what is earthquake... Next moment my bed was shaking vigorously for 8 secs. The impact was so great that the water in toilet bowl spilled out. An experience that we never forget
Tainan / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Very strong short earth quake. ~5sec. I'm stayind Fushin Hotel Tainan. Glasses fall down in the room!
taiwab (165.7 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Tainan city (61.4 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): big shake, not long time, fortunely not damage (via app)
Guangzhou (765.9 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Taichung / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Taipei / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My shaking bed woke me up. I thought I was dreaming at first!
Kaoshiung / MMI V (Moderate shaking): woke up, strong shaking for 1-2min
tainan, 1st street, yang'an (58.1 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Kaohsiung Ambassador Hotel / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kaoshiung / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Tainan, Taiwan / MMI V (Moderate shaking): My family and I were woken up by strong quaking in our hotel room around 4am, our room is located on the 18th floor. Though no objects fell from the walls, the quake was large enough to wake all three of us up.
national tsing hua university dormitory (217 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): experienced dizziness - maybe lack of sleep in wee hours?
Kaohsiung city / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): My 1st experience of an earthquake beeing a non native to Taiwan and a bit scary, my 28 story appartment was shaking for about a minute
yang mei / MMI IV (Light shaking)
taipei (244.8 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(Taiwan) (136 km N from epicenter)(no details): waking up with a quake itsnot a joke。very scary (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (249 km N from epicenter)(no details): La durée des tremblements = 30 secondes de tremblements pour la plus forte secousse. Nous avons ressenti 3 secousses différentes. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (42 km SW from epicenter)(no details): The length of the experience felt particularly long (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (30 km W from epicenter)(no details): It was a strong earthquake. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (254 km N from epicenter)(no details): Floating building for about 15s . 2 nd time impact this week with the same origin ! (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (219 km N from epicenter)(no details): So scary...very strong earthquake... (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (136 km N from epicenter)(no details): I was in my deep sleep and suddenly I felt someone was waking me up and shaking me. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (42 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Not felt as strong as the 921 of 1999, but still scary. May God have mercy of the affected ones and help those working for their relief. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (33 km W from epicenter)(no details): noticeable very strong horizontal movements. Not much vertical. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (95 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Help Tainan, very serious (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (42 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Extremely Scary. Woke me up from my sleep. Epicentre is near Pingtung. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (95 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Bed was shaking. Not too violent but noticeable. Bet it was quite bad down south. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (61 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Pretty strong shakes, it's scary to be awaken that way But no damage in the building so far. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (136 km N from epicenter)(no details): Here is Thanindra from Taichung Taiwan. At around 4am. I heard the sound and shaking. It last few minutes. I live on 21 floor. The building also swaying. After few minutes all back to OK. No feeling of strong after shock. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (43 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Shaking wildly. My first earthquake in my life ^^ (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (42 km S from epicenter)(no details): natural alarm… up and ready to go, lol. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (42 km S from epicenter)(no details): That's what I call a long earthquake. Almost like playing a video game & you catch some lag & think your batteries are dead, but they aren't & you push up, down, left, right, really fast in random order & then the connection picks up again.. we were all over the place... & apparently some buildings collapsed but we're alright. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (42 km SW from epicenter)(no details): The earthquake was strong and shake our bed badly, we are in a 6th lot and the walls make this crashing noise. No more sleep for us now (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (37 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Shaked like hell! (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (35 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Definitely the larger quake I've felt in a long time in Taiwan. My four story home was swaying quite a bit. Nothing broken or damaged but lots of movement. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (32 km SW from epicenter)(no details): That's really terrible! (via EMSC)
Hangzhou Shi (China) (814 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up! (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (262 km N from epicenter)(no details): I felt I was moving in my bed like someone trying to wake me up (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (255 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I felt the quite strong earthquake at my apartment located at 10th floor, but nothing fell off from the shelves or counter. It last about 20 seconds (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (255 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up, bed was shaking and the building swayed 10-15 seconds. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (249 km N from epicenter)(no details): Very shaky! (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (244 km N from epicenter)(no details): It woke me up. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (136 km N from epicenter)(no details): It awoke me. The building swayed. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (136 km N from epicenter)(no details): It was 3 am something and I was sleeping. Suddenly the big quake hit and it shook violently. Just couldn't sleep any more. Terrible. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (135 km N from epicenter)(no details): Sleeping and woke me up. The bed shook strongly (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (134 km N from epicenter)(no details): Scary as hell. It woke me up. Bed shaking (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (124 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Strong immediate jolt which woke us from our sleep. Then a short amount of shaking, not really rolling, followed by another strong jolt and more shaking. Total about 25 to 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (95 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It wake me up; hotel building was shaking (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (95 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Hotel room shaking left and right. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (95 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Very north tip of taipei (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (95 km NE from epicenter)(no details): My bed is lofted but very stably lofted, but it felt like my bed platform was on stilts! (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (95 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Surprised to know that the epicenter was in Kaohsiung (300km South of Taipei) but felt it moderately in North part of Taipei. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (62 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Duration at least thirty seconds, significant swaying of the house. I don't know whether there was any structural damage to nearby buildings. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (42 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It was massive. My apartment is shaking horizontally. It happened so fast that you didn't even think about escaping. What a night! (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (42 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt like our bed and whole house was swinging like a hammock (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (39 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up. There shaking started gradual, then became more violent. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (33 km W from epicenter)(no details): the quake lasted around 10sec (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (33 km W from epicenter)(no details): Pictures are so funny for larger earthquake. LOL (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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