Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 10 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan, on 26 May 12:47 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 10 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan, on 26 May 12:47 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 20 km depth

25 May 16:55 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 8 minutes.
25 May 16:58: Now using data updates from EMSC
25 May 17:12: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 19.0 to 15.0 km (from 11.8 to 9.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.7 km (6.1 mi) towards ESE.
25 May 17:22: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 20.0 km (from 9.3 to 12.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.1 km (3.8 mi) towards ESE.
Update Tue, 25 May 2021, 17:03
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
4.9 quake 12 km west of Hualien City, Taiwan, 26 May 12:48 am (GMT +8)
4.9 quake 12 km west of Hualien City, Taiwan, 26 May 12:48 am (GMT +8)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.9 quake in Taiwan near Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, only 15 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 12:48 am local time at a shallow depth of 19 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Hualien City (pop. 350,500) located 12 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Puli (pop. 86,400) located 53 km from the epicenter, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 82 km away, Nantou City (pop. 105,700) 84 km away, Taichung (pop. 1,040,700) 85 km away, Yuanlin (pop. 124,700) 93 km away, Yilan (pop. 94,200) 94 km away, and Douliu (pop. 104,700) 100 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Taipei (pop. 7,871,900) located 122 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: May 25, 2021 16:47:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 26 May 12:47 am (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.89°N / 121.63°E (Philippine Sea, Taiwan, Taiwan)
Antipode: 23.89°S / 58.37°W
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (35 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SSE of Hualien City (pop: 350,500) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of Puli (pop: 86,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) E of Lugu (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) E of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City) (pop: 25,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) E of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City) (pop: 25,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Yilan (pop: 94,200) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) E of Nantou City (pop: 105,700) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Taichung (pop: 1,040,700) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of Taipeh (pop: 7,871,900) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NE of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 22.8°C (73 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
4.710 kmTaiwanBMKG
4.321 kmTaiwan: 台湾花莲县CEIC
4.710 kmTaiwanGFZ
4.910 km13 Km SW of Hualien City, TaiwanUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

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Hualien City, Taiwan (7.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : it was a fast shake, noisy and intense, waking up multiple people in the house. no damage as it was short but intense | One user found this interesting.  
Lishan (55.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / very short
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