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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - TAIWAN on Sunday, 17 September 2017

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - TAIWAN on Sunday, 17 September 2017
Date & time: Sun, 17 Sep 22:39:54 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.54°N / 121.63°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (55 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 17 Sep
Sun, 17 Sep 22:39 UTCM 3.8 / 21 km台湾花莲县海域[Map]CEIC

"I felt it" reports:
Hualien City / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was lying awake in bed on the second floor when it shook beginning with a gentle shake then I could tell the walls were shaking too. I think it lasted ten seconds.
Taichung / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 20 Sep
Wed, 20 Sep 14:29 UTCM 5.5 / 11 km - [info] (81 km)Taiwan
[Map]
GFZ
Hualien / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
xiushui (162 km NE from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): patio doors and fans started shaking. felt like I was sitting on a boat. lasted for about 1-1.5 mins
Taipei city / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(Taiwan) (150 km NW from epicenter)(no details): The usual... (via EMSC)
Taichung (Taiwan, Province of China) (150 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Thought it a getting stronger,but quickly leveled out. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Sun, 24 Sep
Sun, 24 Sep 05:49 UTCM 4.6 / 19.2 km - [info] (50 km)- 72km E of Hualian, Taiwan
[Map]
USGS
Wed, 25 Oct
Wed, 25 Oct 17:23 UTCM 4.1 / 5 km - [info] (140 km) TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Sun, 29 Oct
Sun, 29 Oct 21:50 UTCM 4.1 / 29 km - [info] (70 km) TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Sun, 29 Oct 23:15 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (43 km)Taiwan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Fri, 3 Nov
Fri, 3 Nov 02:48 UTCM 4.4 / 10 km - [info] (129 km)Taiwan
[Map]
GFZ
Fri, 3 Nov 23:34 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (55 km)Taiwan
[Map]
GFZ
Hualien / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Mon, 6 Nov
Mon, 6 Nov 17:36 UTCM 4.2 / 22 km - [info] (171 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 11 Nov
Sat, 11 Nov 11:14 UTCM 4.4 / 17 km - [info] (121 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Yunlin , Douliu / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Nantou / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(58.7 km N from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(Taiwan) (26 km W from epicenter)(no details): Two short shakes around 7:15pm local time. Estimate about one or two seconds between the two shakes. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Sat, 11 Nov 12:13 UTCM 4.2 / 20 km - [info] (121 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
(10 km NNW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
taoyuan / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Sat, 11 Nov 12:22 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] (121 km)4.9 TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Tianwei township (31.4 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Nantou (9.2 km NNW from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Vibration vertically (via app)
Sat, 11 Nov 12:24 UTCM 4.1 / 17 km - [info] (121 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Taichung Taiwan (59.1 km N from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Sat, 11 Nov 13:39 UTCM 4.1 / 15 km - [info] (120 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
Taichung (62.1 km N from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Fri, 17 Nov
Fri, 17 Nov 19:30 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info] (63 km)Taiwan Region
[Map]
GFZ
Wed, 22 Nov
Wed, 22 Nov 14:20 UTCM 4.9 / 8 km - [info] (125 km)Taiwan
[Map]
GFZ
Kaohsiung / MMI IV (Light shaking): Wasin bathroom when I felt my body swaying to and fro. Lasted about a minute
Kaohsiung, Howard Hotel, 22nd floor (86.6 km SSW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt it om 24th floor
(92.9 km S from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(Taiwan) (31 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It was like someone shaking the door real hard (via EMSC)
(Taiwan, Province of China) (137 km N from epicenter)(no details): On the 16th floor. Last for a long time, it felt. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (29 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Earthquake is very strong (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Wed, 22 Nov 22:19 UTCM 4.0 / 17 km - [info] (120 km) TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Thu, 23 Nov
Thu, 23 Nov 20:55 UTCM 4.8 / 17 km - [info] (123 km) TAIWAN
[Map]
EMSC
(603.1 km E from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Tianwei township / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(60.2 km NNW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(Taiwan) (62 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 21st floor. Woke me up. (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Mon, 27 Nov
Mon, 27 Nov 04:03 UTCM 4.1 / 5 km - [info] (120 km) TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Fri, 8 Dec
Fri, 8 Dec 03:44 UTCM 4.9 / 71.9 km - [info] (74 km)- 54km W of Yonakuni, Japan[Map]USGS
Tue, 12 Dec
Tue, 12 Dec 23:17 UTCM 4.3 / 19.1 km - [info] (48 km)- 71km E of Hualian, Taiwan[Map]USGS
Sun, 24 Dec
Sun, 24 Dec 15:14 UTCM 4.1 / 17 km - [info] (120 km) TAIWAN[Map]EMSC

 

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