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Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 14 km northeast of Tainan City, Taiwan, on 2018-07-12 05:05:35 +08:00

Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 14 km northeast of Tainan City, Taiwan, on 2018-07-12 05:05:35 +08:00 Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 14 km northeast of Tainan City, Taiwan, on 2018-07-12 05:05:35 +08:00

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

11 Jul 23:28 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 hours and 22 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 11, 2018 21:05:35 UTC
Local time at epicenter2018-07-12 05:05:35 +08:00
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude23.1026°N / 120.2709°E (Tainan, Taiwan, Taiwan)
Antipode23.103°S / 59.729°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoUnnamed 21.83°N/121.18°E (170 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) NNE of Tainan City (pop: 771,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) W of Yujing (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) N of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Douliu (pop: 104,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) NNW of Donggang (pop: 47,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) SE of Magong (pop: 56,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Taitung City (pop: 109,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) SSW of Nantou City (pop: 105,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (65 mi) SSW of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City) (pop: 25,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
251 km (156 mi) SSW of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | 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.
2.610 km- 13km NNE of Tainan, TaiwanUSGS


Seismic station: Dapu (TPUB/TW network) | Distance from quake: 43 km / 27 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Dapu: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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