Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - South China Sea, 63 km southwest of Hengchun, Pingtung, Taiwan, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 10:24 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - South China Sea, 63 km southwest of Hengchun, Pingtung, Taiwan, on Monday, 25 Jan 2021 10:24 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Jan 14:40 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 15 minutes.
Update Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 14:45
Light 4.3 quake hits near Hengchun, Pingtung, Taiwan, Taiwan
4.3 quake 25 Jan 10:24 pm (GMT +8)
4.3 quake 25 Jan 10:24 pm (GMT +8)
Just 20 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Hengchun, Pingtung, Taiwan. The tremor was recorded late at night on Monday 25 January 2021 at 10:24 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hengchun (pop. 31,300) located 63 km from the epicenter, and Donggang (pop. 48,100) 93 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 25 Jan 2021 14:24:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 25 Jan 2021 10:24 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.65°N / 120.27°E (South China Sea, Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) SW of Hengchun (pop: 31,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (57 mi) S of Donggang (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) S of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) S of Tainan City (pop: 771,200) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SW of Taitung City (pop: 109,600) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SSE of Magong (pop: 56,400) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) S of Douliu (pop: 104,700) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) S of Nantou City (pop: 105,700) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (161 mi) S of Yuanlin (pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) SSW of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 21.4°C (70 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.310 kmTaiwan RegionBMKG
M 4.510 kmTaiwan RegionGFZ
M 5.010 kmTAIWAN REGIONEMSC
M 5.010 km90 Km WSW of Hengchun, TaiwanUSGS

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