Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 7.8 km southwest of Hualien City, Taiwan, on 11 Jun 3:33 pm (GMT +8) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 7.8 km southwest of Hualien City, Taiwan, on 11 Jun 3:33 pm (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

11 Jun 07:37 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
11 Jun 07:41: Now using data updates from GFZ
11 Jun 09:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Update Fri, 11 Jun 2021, 07:45
Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan
5.0 quake 7.8 km southwest of Hualien City, Taiwan, 11 Jun 3:33 pm (GMT +8)
5.0 quake 7.8 km southwest of Hualien City, Taiwan, 11 Jun 3:33 pm (GMT +8)
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, was reported only 12 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Friday 11 June 2021 at 3:33 pm local time. 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 France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.4. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.0.
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 8 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 60 km from the epicenter, Lugu (pop. 19,600) 84 km away, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 89 km away, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 89 km away, Nantou City (pop. 105,700) 91 km away, Taichung (pop. 1,040,700) 93 km away, and Yilan (pop. 94,200) 95 km away.
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:

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Date & time: 11 Jun 2021 07:33:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 11 Jun 3:33 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.92°N / 121.56°E (Hualien, Taiwan, Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SW of Hualien City (pop: 350,500) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) E of Puli (pop: 86,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Lugu (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City) (pop: 25,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City) (pop: 25,500) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) E of Nantou City (pop: 105,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (57 mi) ESE of Taichung (pop: 1,040,700) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) S of Yilan (pop: 94,200) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) S of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NE of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 29.4°C (85 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.210 kmTaiwanGFZ
unknownn/aNear Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung, TaiwanVolcanoDiscovery
5.210 kmTAIWANEMSC
5.010 kmTaiwan: Near TaipeiRENASS
5.27.4 km11 Km SSW of Hualien City, TaiwanUSGS
5.210 kmTaiwanBMKG
5.21.2 kmTaiwanGeoAu

User reports for this quake (12)

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193.2 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : The door was shaking, everything was shaking and swing. | One user found this interesting.  
Taichung, Taiwan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Very light swinging in the 13 th floor. | One user found this interesting.  
Taichung City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 1-2 minutes : Rocking back and forth in a east west direction while sitting on my couch | One user found this interesting.  
117.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was shaking a little | One user found this interesting.  
168.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Bingmao village, jinfeng township (166.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
1044.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Hualien / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Kaohsiung (189.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s
Taipei / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 20-30 s
Taipei (123.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s (reported through our app)
Songshan District Taipei City / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes so far, frequently updated):
  • 14 Jun 2021 15:44 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Jun 2021 02:39 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 11 Jun 2021 08:55 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jun 2021 08:53 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jun 2021 07:36 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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