Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 105 km depth
6 Dec 13:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
6 Dec 13:31: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 106.0 to 98.0 km (from 66 to 61 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.2 km (2.6 mi) towards ENE.
12 Dec 19:46: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 104.1 to 104.7 km (from 65 to 65 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards ESE.
Update Mon, 6 Dec 2021, 13:18Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.3 earthquake 57 km southeast of Taipeh, Taiwan
5.3 quake 6 Dec 9:05 pm (GMT +8)
An intermediate magnitude 5.3 earthquake was reported in the evening near Taipeh, Taipei City, Taiwan.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Monday, December 6th, 2021, at 9:05 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 106 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Yilan (pop. 94,200) located 33 km from the epicenter, Keelung (pop. 397,500) 44 km away, Taipeh (pop. 7,871,900) 57 km away, Banciao (pop. 543,300) 62 km away, Daxi (pop. 84,500) 78 km away, Taoyuan City (pop. 402,000) 78 km away, Hualien City (pop. 350,500) 109 km away, and Hsinchu (pop. 404,100) 110 km away.
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