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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Taiwan on Saturday, 18 August 2018

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Taiwan on Saturday, 18 August 2018
18 Aug 00:24 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:15 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24°N / 121.01°E (Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) NE of Puli (pop: 86,400)
33 km (21 mi) E of Zhongxing New Village (pop: 25,500)
36 km (23 mi) NE of Nantou (pop: 105,700)
37 km (23 mi) SE of Taichung (pop: 1,040,700)
128 km (80 mi) SW of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900)
170 km (105 mi) NE of Kaohsiung (pop: 1,519,700)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 18 Aug 00:15 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km TaiwanGFZ
Sat, 18 Aug 00:15 UTCM 4.6 / 15 km TAIWANEMSC
Sat, 18 Aug 00:15 UTCM 4.8 / 9 km TaiwanGeoAu
2018-08-18 08:15:17 (18 Aug 00:15:17 UTC)M 4.7 / 10 km台湾南投县CEIC
2018-08-18 08:15:17 +08:00 (18 Aug 00:15:17 UTC)M 4.6 / 20.1 km- 4km NNE of Buli, TaiwanUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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Taichung City, South District (38.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was home sleeping (5th floor of high rise) when suddenly the earthquake caused the walls, floor, and bed to shake. It woke me up. Kinda scary but thankfully it didn’t last long.
Taichung, South District (36.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
(Taiwan, 44 km NW of epicenter) : J'ai eu très peur mais cela n'a pas durée longtemps (reported through EMSC)
(Taiwan, 125 km N of epicenter) : In airport Hotel... (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Taiwan, 18 Aug 2018 00:15

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 17 Sep 2018 20:08 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Taiwan on Saturday, 18 August 2018

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