Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 12 km southwest of Hualien City, Taiwan, on 11 Jun 3:36 pm (GMT +8) -
Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 13 km depth
11 Jun 07:47 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Update Fri, 11 Jun 2021, 07:51Moderate magnitude 4.9 quake hits 12 km southwest of Hualien City, Taiwan early afternoon
4.9 quake 12 km southwest of Hualien City, Taiwan, 11 Jun 3:36 pm (GMT +8)
Just 14 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Friday 11 June 2021 at 3:36 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 13 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 58 km from the epicenter, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 86 km away, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 86 km away, Nantou City (pop. 105,700) 88 km away, Taichung (pop. 1,040,700) 91 km away, Yuanlin (pop. 124,700) 97 km away, and Yilan (pop. 94,200) 99 km away.
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Date & time: 11 Jun 2021 07:36:43 UTC - Local time at epicenter:
11 Jun 3:36 pm (GMT +8)
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.89°N / 121.53°E
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E
(33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:12 km (8 mi) SW of Hualien City
(pop: 350,500) --> See nearby quakes!58 km (36 mi) E of Puli
(pop: 86,400) --> See nearby quakes!86 km (54 mi) E of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City)
(pop: 25,500) --> See nearby quakes!86 km (54 mi) E of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City)
(pop: 25,500) --> See nearby quakes!88 km (55 mi) E of Nantou City
(pop: 105,700) --> See nearby quakes!91 km (56 mi) ESE of Taichung
(pop: 1,040,700) --> See nearby quakes!97 km (60 mi) E of Yuanlin
(pop: 124,700) --> See nearby quakes!99 km (62 mi) SSW of Yilan
(pop: 94,200) --> See nearby quakes!129 km (80 mi) S of Taipei
(pop: 7,871,900) --> See nearby quakes!188 km (117 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: 2 m/s (5 kts) from SE
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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User reports for this quake (3)
Keelung, Taiwan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
125.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
95.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 10-15 s
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