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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 35 km SSE of Yilan, Taiwan on Monday, 12 October 2020

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 35 km SSE of Yilan, Taiwan on Monday, 12 October 2020
12 Oct 15:47 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
12 Oct 17:36: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 9.0 to 15.0 km (from 5.6 to 9.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.8 km (5.4 mi) towards ESE.
Date & time: Monday, 12 October 2020 15:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 12 Oct 11:39 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.47°N / 121.97°E (Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Kueishantao (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) SE of Yilan (pop: 94,200)
66 km (41 mi) NE of Hualien City (pop: 350,500)
77 km (48 mi) SE of Keelung (pop: 397,500)
78 km (48 mi) SE of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900)
79 km (49 mi) SE of Banqiao (pop: 543,300)
135 km (84 mi) NE of Taichung (pop: 1,040,700)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 25.6°C (78 F), humidity: 99%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
12 Oct 11:39 pm (GMT +8) (12 Oct 15:39:43 UTC)M 4.3 / 15 km- 35 km SSE of Yilan, TaiwanEMSC
2020-10-12 23:39:43 (12 Oct 15:39:43 UTC)M 4.3 / 9 km37 Km SE of Yilan, TaiwanCEIC
2020-10-12 23:39:43 (12 Oct 15:39:43 UTC)M 4.3 / 9 km37 Km SE of Yilan, TaiwanCEIC
Mon, 12 Oct 15:39 UTCM 4.3 / 14.3 km35 Km SSE of Yilan, TaiwanUSGS
2020-10-12 23:39:43 (12 Oct 15:39:43 UTC)M 4.3 / 9 km37 Km SE of Yilan, TaiwanCEIC
2020-10-12 23:39:43 (12 Oct 15:39:43 UTC)M 4.3 / 9 km37 Km SE of Yilan, TaiwanCEIC

User reports for this quake (10)

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79.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
89.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Taipei / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s
Neihu District, Taipei city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Taoyuan / not felt
Taipei / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s
Taoyuan (Taiwan, 91 km NW of epicenter) : Barely felt some movement fir a couple seconds (reported through EMSC)
Zhubei (Taiwan, 97 km W of epicenter) : Moderate shaking in Zhudong for about ten seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Taipei (Taiwan, 71 km NW of epicenter) : Forte secousse très brève enchaînée avec quelques vibrations (reported through EMSC)
Taipei (Taiwan, 71 km NW of epicenter) : Little shake while I am in bed (reported through EMSC)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 35 km SSE of Yilan, Taiwan on Monday, 12 October 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 12 Apr 1910 00:22
    | 8.1 |
    235km / 146mi
    |
    111 years ago
    |
    258km / 160mi
    | Northeast of Taiwan (Japan)
  • 15 Jun 1911 14:25
    | 7.9 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    109 years ago
    |
    846km / 526mi
    | Northwest of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan
  • 24 Nov 1951 18:50
    | 7.8 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    69 years ago
    |
    171km / 107mi
    | Taiwan
  • 05 Jun 1920 04:21
    | 7.8 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    100 years ago
    |
    87km / 54mi
    | Taiwan
  • 16 Jul 1990 07:26
    | 7.7 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    30 years ago
    |
    981km / 610mi
    | Luzon, Philippines
  • 10 Jun 1938 09:53
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    82 years ago
    |
    342km / 212mi
    | Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan
  • 01 Aug 1968 20:19
    | 7.6 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    52 years ago
    |
    907km / 564mi
    | Luzon, Philippines
  • 03 May 1998 23:30
    | 7.5 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    417km / 259mi
    | Southeast of Taiwan (Japan)
  • 12 Mar 1966 16:31
    | 7.5 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    55 years ago
    |
    73km / 45mi
    | Taiwan Region (Japan)
  • 21 Oct 1951 21:34
    | 7.5 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    69 years ago
    |
    124km / 77mi
    | Taiwan
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