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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Taiwan Region on Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake  - Taiwan Region on Tuesday, 26 December 2006
Date & time: Tuesday, 26 December 2006 12:26 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.799°N / 120.547°E (Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 21.83°N/121.18°E (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) SW of Hengchun (pop: 31,300)
75 km (46 mi) S of Donggang (pop: 48,100)
94 km (58 mi) SE of Kaohsiung (pop: 1,519,700)
123 km (77 mi) SW of Taitung City (pop: 109,600)
137 km (85 mi) SE of Tainan (pop: 771,200)
148 km (92 mi) S of Yujing (pop: 16,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 26 Dec 12:26 UTCM 7.1 / 10 kmTaiwan RegionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake: Taiwan Region, 26 Dec 2006 12:26

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes):
  • 23 Dec 2008 00:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10.8 km (6.7 mi) depth
    |
    128 km (80 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13142 km (8166 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 08 Aug 2008 22:05 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    63.4 km (39.4 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jul 2008 14:58 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Taiwan Region (Philippines) on Sunday, 13 July 2008
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13142 km (8166 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Jul 2008 21:45 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    102 km (63 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13142 km (8166 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Jul 2008 21:35 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2008 18:27 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Apr 2008 15:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    27.5 km (17.1 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 2008 17:31 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    11.3 km (7 mi) depth
    |
    150 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2007 03:00 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    24.5 km (15.2 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Aug 2007 00:55 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jun 2007 04:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    64.7 km (40.2 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (82 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 2007 09:00 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Feb 2007 21:05 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - Taiwan Region on Tuesday, 26 December 2006
 

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