Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 12 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 13:24 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 12 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 13:24 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Dec 13:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Dec 2018 13:24:24 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.87°N / 121.6°E (Hualien, Taiwan, Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) S of Hualien City (pop: 350,500) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) E of Puli (pop: 86,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) E of Lugu (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) E of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City) (pop: 25,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) E of Nantou City (pop: 105,700) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ESE of Taichung (pop: 1,040,700) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) S of Yilan (pop: 94,200) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) E of Yuanlin (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) S of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) NE of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) E of Taiwan Island --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) N of Kotosho Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.810 kmTaiwanGFZ
M 4.915 km TAIWANEMSC
M 4.618 km台湾花莲县CEIC
M 4.910 km- 14km SSW of Hualian, TaiwanUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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61.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Grand Earl Hotel, Douliou City, Yunlin Province Ta / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt very light shaking when sitting at office desk. Hangers in carpet were rattling
Hualien city (13.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
shoufeng / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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