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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 66 km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 10:35 pm (GMT +8) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 66 km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 10:35 pm (GMT +8) Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 66 km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 10:35 pm (GMT +8)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 64 km depth

25 Jan 14:40 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
25 Jan 14:44: Now using data updates from EMSC
25 Jan 15:21: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 14:48
Significant magnitude 5.0 earthquake 63 km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan
5.0 quake 25 Jan 10:35 pm (GMT +8)
5.0 quake 25 Jan 10:35 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred late at night on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, at 10:35 pm local time near Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 64 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.
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 Taipei (pop. 7,871,900) located 63 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: Jan 25, 2022 14:35:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 10:35 pm (GMT +8)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 64.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.6369°N / 122.0088°E (Philippine Sea, Taiwan)
Antipode: 24.637°S / 57.991°W
Nearest volcano: Kueishantao (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) SE of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) W of Kumi Island (pop: 1,680) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 19.2°C (67 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.564 km29 Km ESE of Yilan, TaiwanUSGS
4.564 kmTaiwan RegionRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (8)

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Taoyuan City, Taiwan (75.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s : I felt my bed vibrating  
Taipei (65.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Sitting at home. Dogs barked  
Taipei / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tamsui District / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Tamsui District / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Taipei / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Felt it sitting down  
Taipei / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short : Light shaking/ one moderate vertical jolt  
Taipei / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
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