Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 71 km southeast of Taitung City, Taiwan, on Friday, Jul 1, 2022 at 9:32 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 71 km southeast of Taitung City, Taiwan, on Friday, Jul 1, 2022 at 9:32 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 71 km southeast of Taitung City, Taiwan, on Friday, Jul 1, 2022 at 9:32 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jul 13:39 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
1 Jul 13:51: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 21.0 to 10.0 km (from 13 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (7 mi) towards ESE.
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1 Jul 16:44: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 1 Jul 2022, 13:45
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 71 km southeast of Taitung City, Taiwan
4.8 quake 1 Jul 9:32 pm (GMT +8)
4.8 quake 1 Jul 9:32 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 13 minutes ago 71 km southeast of Taitung City, Taiwan, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 21 km beneath the epicenter near Taitung City, Taiwan, in the evening on Friday, July 1st, 2022, at 9:32 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.
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 Taitung City (pop. 109,600) located 71 km from the epicenter, and Hengchun (pop. 31,300) 72 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Donggang (pop. 48,100) located 105 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 1, 2022 13:32:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jul 1, 2022 at 9:32 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.1168°N / 121.4315°E (Philippine Sea, Taiwan)
Antipode22.117°S / 58.569°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoIraya (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities72 km (45 mi) E of Hengchun (pop: 31,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Taitung City (pop: 109,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) ESE of Donggang (pop: 47,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) ESE of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) SE of Tainan City (pop: 771,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
199 km (124 mi) SSE of Douliu (pop: 104,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
208 km (129 mi) S of Hualien City (pop: 350,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
326 km (203 mi) S of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.510 km72 Km E of Hengchun, TaiwanUSGS
4.610 kmTaiwan RegionGFZ
4.510 kmTaiwan RegionRaspberryShake
4.710 kmTAIWAN REGIONEMSC

User reports for this quake

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