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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Taiwan Region on Thursday, 10 December 2020 at 13:19 (GMT) - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 35 km east of Yilan, Taiwan, on Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 9:19 pm (GMT +8)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 35 km east of Yilan, Taiwan, on Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 9:19 pm (GMT +8) Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 35 km east of Yilan, Taiwan, on Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 9:19 pm (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 67 km depth

10 Dec 13:26 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
10 Dec 13:27: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 61.0 to 67.0 km (from 38 to 42 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.2 km (2 mi) towards ENE.
10 Dec 13:32: Epicenter location corrected by 7.5 km (4.7 mi) towards NE.
Update Thu, 10 Dec 2020, 13:30

Significant 6.1 quake hits near Yilan, Taiwan

6.1 quake Taiwan Region 10 Dec 9:19 pm (GMT +8)
6.1 quake Taiwan Region 10 Dec 9:19 pm (GMT +8)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 6.1 quake in Taiwan near Yilan, Taiwan, only 10 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the evening on Thursday 10 December 2020 at 9:19 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 67 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.9 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Yilan (pop. 94,200) located 30 km from the epicenter, Keelung (pop. 397,500) 57 km away, Taipei (pop. 7,871,900) 65 km away, Banciao (pop. 543,300) 68 km away, Daxi (pop. 84,500) 79 km away, Taoyuan City (pop. 402,000) 82 km away, Hualien City (pop. 350,500) 91 km away, Hsinchu (pop. 404,100) 109 km away, and Puli (pop. 86,400) 135 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 10, 2020 13:19:58 UTC
Local time at epicenterThursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 9:19 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude24.73°N / 122.1°E (Philippine Sea, Taiwan)
Antipode24.73°S / 57.9°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt58 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoKueishantao (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities35 km (22 mi) E of Yilan (pop: 94,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (36 mi) SE of Keelung (pop: 397,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) ESE of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) ESE of Banciao (pop: 543,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) E of Daxi (pop: 84,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (54 mi) ESE of Taoyuan City (pop: 402,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) NNE of Hualien City (pop: 350,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
115 km (71 mi) E of Hsinchu (pop: 404,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
143 km (89 mi) NE of Puli (pop: 86,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
297 km (185 mi) NE of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) WNW of Kumi Island (pop: 1,680) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
269 km (167 mi) SE of Matsu Island (pop: 4,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
378 km (235 mi) E of Kinmen Island (pop: 127,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 21.7°C (71 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.167 km- 26 km E of Yilan, TaiwanGFZ
6.271 km6.1 TAIWANEMSC
6.360 kmTaiwanBMKG
6.173 km25 Km E of Yilan, TaiwanUSGS
6.270 kmTaiwan RegionGeoAu
6.182 kmTaiwan Region [Sea: Taiwan]INGV
5.880 km台湾宜兰县海域, TaiwanCEIC
6.30 kmTaiwan RegionPHIVOLCS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Taipei, Taiwan (TATO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 67 km / 41 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 (61)

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Taipei / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Another day im Taiwan | 5 users found this interesting.  
Da'an District, Sec 3, Roosevelt Rd / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 10-15 s : First time experiencing earthquake in Taiwan. It started with a rocking to and fro motion before it became | 3 users found this interesting.  
Taipei city Xinyi / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : The feeling of dizzyness is what hits first and then a short time when one is trying to understand what is going on. This shake was pretty heavy, we could see our own building moving from side to side. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Hsinchu City Taiwan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : It was terrible and made me shakes too. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Daxi (84.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s : To a level that makes an experienced Taiwanese, aka me, wonder if I should really run out of house | 3 users found this interesting.  
Taipei (67.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : At first I thought I had muscle spasms but when the ground was shaking so strong that I had to counterbalance I knew this was a strong earthquake. | One user found this interesting.  
Xinyi, Taipei (62.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : Surprisingly long and strong. Left us quite shaken but no damage. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Sisaket Thailand (2157.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Weak shaking | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Taipei, Da'an District / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were alarmed, and we woke up. Nothing actually broke though. I would say it was between the descriptions for light and moderate shaking.  
Taipei City, Songshan District, Minsheng East Rd. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : lamps on ceiling swinging, water in pond gushing over edge, stronger vibration than usual quakes. However: no damages  
Taipei (63 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Doors tilted chandeliers shaking Felt too long | One user found this interesting.  
Daya District (Taichung) (157.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : chandeliers were swinging, even after the tremors have subsided.  
Taipei (64 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Taipei (65.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Nantou Taiwan (169.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Taipei (61.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Taoyuan Dafeng road (83.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Hsinchu, Taiwan (107.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Taipei (69.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Taipei (58.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 10-15 s
near Ranau, Sabah (2166.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Daxi (83.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Taipei (69 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Taipei (66.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Banciao, New Taipei, Taipei (76 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Taipei (67.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Taipei. Muzha / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
BeiAn Street, Taipei City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It's quite alarming and it felt so long  
Taipei. Muzha / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
hong kong / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
Luodong Taiwan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (44 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 8, 2021 05:40
1 year 26 weeks ago
4.5

6.6 km
East China Sea, 98 km E of Taipei, TaiwanMore
Jun 5, 2021 00:01
1 year 27 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 84 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Jun 4, 2021 16:19
1 year 27 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 78 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Jun 2, 2021 01:23
1 year 27 weeks ago
4.3

29 km
East China Sea, Japan, 80 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Jun 1, 2021 16:35
1 year 27 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 86 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Jun 1, 2021 14:16
1 year 27 weeks ago
4.5

35 km
Philippine Sea, 38 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Jun 1, 2021 11:08
1 year 27 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 84 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 30, 2021 15:21
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 77 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 30, 2021 15:07
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 88 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 30, 2021 14:58
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 85 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 30, 2021 14:56
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.5

7.9 km
East China Sea, 85 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 30, 2021 12:31
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
East China Sea, 39 km NW of Yonakuni, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa, JapanMore
May 29, 2021 17:18
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.3

15 km
East China Sea, Japan, 78 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 29, 2021 14:32
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
East China Sea, 93 km E of Taipei, TaiwanMore
May 29, 2021 05:46
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

6.7 km
East China Sea, Japan, 83 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 28, 2021 20:10
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.5

15 km
East China Sea, Japan, 83 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 27, 2021 16:18
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.7

27 km
East China Sea, Japan, 92 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 27, 2021 03:06
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

1.8 km
East China Sea, Japan, 91 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 27, 2021 00:00
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
Philippine Sea, Japan, 88 km SE of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 26, 2021 21:51
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

4.4 km
East China Sea, Japan, 89 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 26, 2021 21:24
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

3.2 km
East China Sea, Japan, 82 km E of Keelung, TaiwanMore
May 26, 2021 21:21
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.5

3.2 km
East China Sea, Japan, 80 km E of Keelung, TaiwanMore
May 26, 2021 19:46
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.7

10 km
East China Sea, 85 km E of Taipei, TaiwanMore
May 26, 2021 06:59
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 92 km E of Keelung, TaiwanMore
May 26, 2021 00:43
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.4

12 km
East China Sea, Japan, 72 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 25, 2021 22:21
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 82 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 25, 2021 15:42
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.5

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 87 km E of Keelung, TaiwanMore
May 25, 2021 05:37
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.5

34 km
East China Sea, Japan, 90 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 25, 2021 04:28
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

5.5 km
East China Sea, Japan, 78 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 25, 2021 02:15
1 year 28 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
East China Sea, Japan, 100 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
May 19, 2021 05:00
1 year 29 weeks ago - felt
3.9

9.4 km
Philippine Sea, 17 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Apr 14, 2021 18:09
1 year 34 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
Philippine Sea, 27 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Apr 11, 2021 16:41
1 year 35 weeks ago
4.3

8.4 km
Philippine Sea, Japan, 70 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Mar 4, 2021 14:24
1 year 40 weeks ago
4.6

10 km
Philippine Sea, 85 km SE of Taipei, TaiwanMore
Feb 12, 2021 07:46
1 year 43 weeks ago
4.3

31 km
East China Sea, 40 km NW of Yonakuni, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa, JapanMore
Feb 8, 2021 16:58
1 year 44 weeks ago - felt
5.2

21 km
Philippine Sea, 88 km SE of Taipei, TaiwanMore
Feb 8, 2021 16:56
1 year 44 weeks ago
5.1

63 km
Philippine Sea, Japan, 77 km SE of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Feb 8, 2021 16:56
1 year 44 weeks ago
4.0

20 km
Philippine Sea, Japan, 84 km SE of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Feb 8, 2021 16:56
1 year 44 weeks ago
4.7

55 km
Philippine Sea, Japan, 83 km SE of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Feb 6, 2021 17:36
1 year 44 weeks ago - felt
5.3

105 km
East China Sea, Japan, 97 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Jan 25, 2021 11:39
1 year 46 weeks ago
4.0

95 km
Philippine Sea, 53 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Jan 9, 2021 11:35
1 year 48 weeks ago - felt
4.8

72 km
Philippine Sea, 34 km E of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Jan 7, 2021 06:01
1 year 48 weeks ago - felt
4.0

20 km
Philippine Sea, 40 km S of Yilan, TaiwanMore
Dec 10, 2020 18:15
1 year 52 weeks ago - felt
5.0

66 km
Philippine Sea, 39 km SE of Yilan, TaiwanMore

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