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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 11 km northwest of Taitung City, Taiwan, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 1:12 pm (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 11 km northwest of Taitung City, Taiwan, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 1:12 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 11 km northwest of Taitung City, Taiwan, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 1:12 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 11 km depth

19 Mar 05:20 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 8 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 19, 2023 05:12:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 1:12 pm (GMT +8)
Depth11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.82°N / 121.06°E (Taitung, Taiwan, Taiwan)
Antipode22.82°S / 58.94°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearest volcanoUnnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) NW of Taitung City (pop: 109,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) ESE of Yujing (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) ENE of Donggang (pop: 47,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) ENE of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) ESE of Tainan City (pop: 771,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) NNE of Hengchun (pop: 31,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) SSE of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City) (pop: 25,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
252 km (157 mi) S of Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 22.1°C (72 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.211 kmTaiwan RegionRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Taitung (TWGB/TW network) | Distance from quake: 2 km / 1 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

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