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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - TAIWAN REGION on Saturday, 15 December 2018

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - TAIWAN REGION on Saturday, 15 December 2018
Dec 15 21:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 20.0 km.
Dec 15 21:37: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.4.
Dec 15 21:39: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 21.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.0 to 23.0 km.
Date & time: Sat, 15 Dec 21:21:03 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.7°N / 122.01°E (Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (34 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Sat, 15 Dec 21:21 UTCM 5.2 / 17 kmTaiwan[Map]GFZ
Sat, 15 Dec 21:21 UTCM 5.2 / 26 km台湾花莲县海域[Map]CEIC
Sat, 15 Dec 21:21 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km- 54km SE of Hualian, Taiwan[Map]USGS
Sat, 15 Dec 21:21 UTCM 5.3 / 39.1 kmTaiwan[Map]GeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
Alishan (122.8 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
TAIPEI / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Sun Moon Lake / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was awakened by the shaking. Took me a few seconds to realise it was an earthquake as this was my first experience wih an earthquake. Heard the wooden furnitures and toilet fixtures shaking and felt the building shaking. Lasted for less than 20 seconds.
Younghe district / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Taichung (154.1 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Hualien (51.6 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Near Sun Moon lake (113.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Didn't felt nothing, but maybe I had a good sleep
(155.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
taipei / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was asleep and woke up briefly I did not know if it was due to an earthquake or my dreams then i went back to sleep
Jingmei Taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking): Bed was shaking for 4-5 seconds
Taipeh, Guishan (155.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke up due to the shaking
Taoyuan / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Taipei (156.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chiayi / MMI IV (Light shaking): Some 8 seconds of shaky
Da’an district, Taipei (68.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): On vacation, visiting Taipei. Was caught by surprised. The apartment seemed to be shaking.
(157.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Taishan / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Taipei (154.2 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Taipeh / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Taichung / MMI IV (Light shaking)
taipei / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(158.6 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(Taiwan, Province of China) (158 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Being on the 12th floor and in a room with bunk beds, it felt like my bunkmate was shaking the bed on purpose until I noticed it happening with everyone in the room. Passed pretty quickly but enough the for all of us to be wide awake and to sit up and look at each other. (via EMSC)
Beitou District (Taiwan, Province of China) (171 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Longue secousse à Taipei (via EMSC)
福州市 (China) (347 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Changle, Fuzhou, China. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan, Province of China) (158 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Woke up with shaking of bed and heard wires swinging above ceiling (via EMSC)
Zhongzheng District (Taiwan, Province of China) (157 km NW from epicenter)(no details): The wobble woke us up. (via EMSC)
Tucheng District (Taiwan, Province of China) (155 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Big shake .. I was able to notice while sleeping (via EMSC)
Zhudong Township (Taiwan, Province of China) (153 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Was awoken by strong shaking in bedroom on 6th floor. Heard objects rattling in the apartment. Found some paintings crooked in the morning. (via EMSC)
Wenshan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (152 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Woke up to a small rumble (via EMSC)
Suao Township (Taiwan, Province of China) (103 km NW from epicenter)(no details): We TrinetraJohn Family stay at Lakeshore Hotel , Yilan. Mild shake of bed, tv, table lamp for 5 seconds. (via EMSC)
Gushan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (211 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Our bed shaked for 2 or three seconds in our hotel (via EMSC)
Fongshan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (205 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Gentle shaking of bed (via EMSC)
(Taiwan, Province of China) (159 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Start with small wave and big wave and finished. (via EMSC)
Zhongshan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (159 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Slightly felt in taipei 4f (via EMSC)
Zhongshan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (157 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Felt in 9th floor at the hotel. Mild. (via EMSC)
Fenyuan Township (Taiwan, Province of China) (143 km W from epicenter)(no details): Bed was rocking and plates were shaking downstairs (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Thu, 20 Dec 05:16 UTCM 4.6 / 30.9 km - [info]- 76km SSW of Ishigaki, Japan[Map]USGS
Sat, 29 Dec 2018
Sat, 29 Dec 13:44 UTCM 4.0 / 16 km - [info] TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Thu, 3 Jan 2019
Thu, 3 Jan 18:02 UTCM 4.7 / 2 km - [info] TAIWAN REGION[Map]EMSC
Thu, 3 Jan 22:59 UTCM 4.2 / 5 km - [info] TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Mon, 7 Jan 2019
Mon, 7 Jan 22:19 UTCM 4.1 / 13 km - [info] TAIWAN REGION[Map]EMSC
Tue, 8 Jan 2019
Tue, 8 Jan 12:16 UTCM 5.1 / 17 km - [info]Taiwan[Map]GFZ
Wed, 30 Jan 2019
Wed, 30 Jan 05:21 UTCM 5.3 / 12 km - [info] TAIWAN REGION[Map]EMSC
Wed, 30 Jan 22:14 UTCM 4.0 / 22 km - [info] TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Tue, 5 Feb 2019
Tue, 5 Feb 11:32 UTCM 4.3 / 34 km - [info] TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Thu, 7 Feb 2019
Thu, 7 Feb 16:52 UTCM 4.5 / 27 km - [info] TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Tue, 12 Feb 18:23 UTCM 4.1 / 5 km - [info] TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Fri, 15 Feb 14:08 UTCM 4.9 / 40 km - [info] TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Sun, 17 Feb 10:22 UTCM 4.0 / 14 km - [info]TAIWAN[Map]EMSC
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
Tue, 12 Mar 03:53 UTCM 4.0 / 11 km - [info]Taiwan[Map]EMSC
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Wed, 13 Mar 04:32 UTCM 4.7 / 20 km - [info]Taiwan[Map]EMSC
Wed, 13 Mar 21:07 UTCM 4.5 / 12 km - [info]Taiwan[Map]EMSC
Sat, 16 Mar 2019
Sat, 16 Mar 00:45 UTCM 4.5 / 19 km - [info]Taiwan[Map]EMSC
Sun, 17 Mar 2019
Sun, 17 Mar 12:44 UTCM 4.0 / 20 km - [info]Taiwan[Map]EMSC

 

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