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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 26 km northeast of Taitung City, Taiwan, on Friday, Sep 30, 2022 at 10:37 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 26 km northeast of Taitung City, Taiwan, on Friday, Sep 30, 2022 at 10:37 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 26 km northeast of Taitung City, Taiwan, on Friday, Sep 30, 2022 at 10:37 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Oct 05:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 15 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 30, 2022 14:37:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Sep 30, 2022 at 10:37 pm (GMT +8)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.85°N / 121.376°E (Philippine Sea, Taiwan)
Antipode22.85°S / 58.624°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoUnnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities26 km (16 mi) ENE of Taitung City (pop: 109,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) ESE of Yujing (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) ENE of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (75 mi) E of Tainan City (pop: 771,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
127 km (79 mi) S of Hualien City (pop: 350,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (80 mi) SE of Douliu (pop: 104,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Puli (pop: 86,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
245 km (152 mi) S of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
243 km (151 mi) SW of Kumi Island (pop: 1,680) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
337 km (209 mi) SE of Meichen Island (pop: 38,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
4.610 kmTaiwan RegionRaspberryShake
4.510 kmTaiwan RegionGFZ
4.610 km98 Km ESE of Yujing, TaiwanUSGS


Seismic station: Taitung (TWGB/TW network) | Distance from quake: 31 km / 19 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Taitung: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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