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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Northeast of Taiwan on Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Northeast of Taiwan on Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Feb 2 14:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 181.0 to 187.0 km.
Feb 2 14:27: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 187.0 to 189.0 km.
Feb 2 14:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 189.0 to 190.0 km.
Feb 2 14:33: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 190.0 to 193.0 km.
Feb 2 14:34: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 193.0 to 192.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 192.0 to 194.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 194.0 to 192.0 km.
Feb 2 20:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Date & time: Tue, 2 Feb 14:19:23 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 192.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.57°N / 123.42°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Iriomote-jima (104 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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
Tue, 2 Feb 2016
Tue, 2 Feb 14:19 UTCM 5.7 / 191 km NORTHEAST OF TAIWANEMSC
Tue, 2 Feb 14:19 UTCM 5.7 / 188.3 km- 132km NNE of Yonakuni, JapanUSGS
Tue, 2 Feb 14:19 UTCM 6.2 / 200 km台湾东北部海域CEIC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
taipei / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
wenis town (13251.9 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): it was a giant penis cumming out of the ground
zhubei / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Taipei ximen / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Taipei / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(Taiwan) (259 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Woke me from deep sleep (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (201 km W from epicenter)(no details): Mild shaking of some ornaments and suspended light. Seem to last 30-60 seconds but was probably less. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (227 km W from epicenter)(no details): The building shook enough for my doors to rattle! (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (207 km W from epicenter)(no details): Au 12 eme etage , sensation de flottement (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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