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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Taiwan on Thursday, 23 May 2019

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Taiwan on Thursday, 23 May 2019
May 23 07:16: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7.
Date & time: Thursday, 23 May 2019 06:12 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.01°N / 121.56°E (Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (27 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 7.1*10^11 J (197 MWh / 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 23 May 2019
Thu, 23 May 06:12 UTCM 4.7 / 10 kmTaiwanBMKG
Thu, 23 May 06:12 UTCM 4.5 / 15 km台湾花莲县 (Taiwan)CEIC
Thu, 23 May 06:12 UTCM 4.7 / 16.2 km6km NW of Hualian, TaiwanUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
(120.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Zhongshan District (Taiwan, Province of China) (116 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Light shaking 9th floor Taipei hotel. (via EMSC)
Zhongli District (Taiwan, Province of China) (116 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 懸掛物輕微晃動 (via EMSC)


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