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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - TAIWAN REGION on Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - TAIWAN REGION on Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Jan 30 05:29: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 5.0 km.
Jan 30 05:34: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.7.
Jan 30 05:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 12.0 km.
Date & time: Wed, 30 Jan 05:21:33 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.66°N / 122.43°E (Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (71 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 30 Jan 2019
Wed, 30 Jan 05:21 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmTaiwan Region[Map]GFZ
Wed, 30 Jan 05:21 UTCM 5.5 / 14.1 kmTaiwan Region[Map]GeoAu
Wed, 30 Jan 05:21 UTCM 5.2 / 20 km台湾花莲县海域[Map]CEIC
Wed, 30 Jan 05:21 UTCM 5.3 / 19.8 km- 90km ESE of Hualian, Taiwan[Map]USGS

"I felt it" reports:
San Bernardino CA 92405 / MMI IV (Light shaking)
hs (188.7 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(182.4 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(191.7 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): LINKOU DISTRICT NEW TAIPEI CITY (via app)
Hualien / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Visible and very noticeable side to side shaking (on 9th floor of apartment).
Taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt like a single horizontal wave from east to west.
Taipei City / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Howard Hotel / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Nantun District, Taichung (188.1 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): The earthquake just now gave a jolt sharp enough to be felt sitting on the sofa, and it set the hanging things a-swinging. There was an intial tremor which subsided, and then a moment later, an extended shake.
Taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(185.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(199.5 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Songshan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (182 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Ça a bien bougé mais pas longtemps (via EMSC)
Daan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (180 km NW from epicenter)(no details): "2F" locally means the floor one above ground level (1F = ground) (via EMSC)
Dayuan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (194 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 有感 (via EMSC)
Zhongshan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (181 km NW from epicenter)(no details): close to Datzi, Taipei. 6th floor. Pretty long.(several seconds) (via EMSC)
Daan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (178 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Taipei (via EMSC)
Xinyi District (Taiwan, Province of China) (175 km NW from epicenter)(no details): The building was shaking for a few seconds. Living on the 15th floor in Taipei. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
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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