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Past earthquakes in Taiwan: December 2021 - list, stats and map

Updated May 17, 2022 14:20 GMT -
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Quakes during December 2021:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 5
  • 5 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 1 quake between magnitude 3 and 4
During December 2021, Taiwan was shaken by 1 quake of magnitude 5.2, 5 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, and 1 quake of magnitude 3.9.

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.2 | Philippine Sea, Japan -

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Thursday, December 30, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 30, 2021 2:47 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 30, 2021 06:47 GMT)
5.2

15 km
Philippine Sea, Japan 12 reportsMoreMap
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 30, 2021 2:58 am (GMT +9) (Dec 29, 2021 17:58 GMT)
4.8

21 km
East China Sea, 61 km northeast of Yonakuni, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa, Japan MoreMap
Dec 30, 2021 2:39 am (GMT +9) (Dec 29, 2021 17:39 GMT)
4.5

18 km
East China Sea, 121 km northwest of Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan MoreMap
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 21, 2021 6:59 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 21, 2021 10:59 GMT)
4.6

9 km
5.2 km east of Yujing, Tainan, Taiwan 4 reportsMoreMap
Saturday, December 18, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 19, 2021 4:02 am (GMT +8) (Dec 18, 2021 20:02 GMT)
4.0

21 km
Philippine Sea, 38 km northeast of Taitung City, Taiwan MoreMap
Friday, December 17, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 17, 2021 11:24 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 17, 2021 15:24 GMT)
3.9

32 km
South China Sea, 80 km southeast of Hengchun, Pingtung, Taiwan MoreMap
Monday, December 6, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 6, 2021 9:05 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 6, 2021 13:05 GMT)
4.7

105 km
Philippine Sea, 59 km east of Taipei, Taiwan 4 reportsMoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 6.7 x 1012 joules (1.85 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1590 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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