Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 15 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan
jue, 29 jul 2021, 23:1023:10 PM | POR: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in Taiwan near Hualien City, Hualien, Taiwan, only 14 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Friday 30 July 2021 at 6:55 am local time at a very shallow depth of 5 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.
4.5 quake 15 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan, 30 Jul 6:55 am (GMT +8)
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Hualien City (pop. 350,500) located 15 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Puli (pop. 86,400) located 65 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lugu (pop. 19,600) located 86 km from the epicenter, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 93 km away, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 93 km away, Nantou City (pop. 105,700) 95 km away, Taichung (pop. 1,040,700) 98 km away, and Yuanlin (pop. 124,700) 104 km away.
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Lo he sentido este temblor
Fecha & hora: 30 Jul 6:55 am (GMT +8) local time (29 Jul 2021 22:55 GMT)
Prof.: 5.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 23.84°N / 121.59°E (Hualien, Taiwan, Taiwan)
Fuente primaria de datos: EMSC
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