Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - East China Sea, 130 km north of Keelung, Taiwan, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 8:39 pm (GMT +9) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - East China Sea, 130 km north of Keelung, Taiwan, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 8:39 pm (GMT +9)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Jan 11:55 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 16 minutes.
Date & time: 25 Jan 2021 11:39:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 25 Jan 2021 8:39 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.22°N / 122.2°E (East China Sea, Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Zengyu (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
130 km (81 mi) NNE of Keelung (pop: 397,500) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NNE of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NNE of Banqiao (pop: 543,300) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NNE of Taoyuan City (pop: 402,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) NNE of Yilan (pop: 94,200) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) NNE of Daxi (pop: 84,500) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) NE of Hsin-chu (pop: 404,100) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (159 mi) NNE of Hualien City (pop: 350,500) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (172 mi) NNE of Taichung (pop: 1,040,700) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NNE of Puli (pop: 86,400) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) E of Matsu Island (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) NNW of Yonaguni Island (pop: 1,680) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 18.3°C (65 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.710 kmTaiwan RegionBMKG

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