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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Taiwan Region on Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Taiwan Region on Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Taiwan Region on Tuesday, 31 May 2016
May 31 05:31: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 247.0 to 245.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 245.0 to 249.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 249.0 to 248.0 km.
May 31 06:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 248.0 to 250.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 31 May 2016 05:23 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 250.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.55°N / 122.5°E (Taïwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 25.40°N/122.20°E (37 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.8*10^14 J (49.4 GWh / 42502 tons of TNT / 2.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 31 May 2016
Tue, 31 May 05:23 UTCM 6.3 / 247 km TAIWAN REGIONEMSC
Tue, 31 May 05:23 UTCM 6.2 / 252 kmTaiwan region [Sea: Taiwan]INGV
Tue, 31 May 05:23 UTCM 6.4 / 244.1 km- 93km ENE of Keelung, TaiwanUSGS
Tue, 31 May 05:23 UTCM 6.2 / 239 km台湾新北市海域CEIC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Taipei (113.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Taipeh / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Taipei / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Taipeh / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Violent shaking. Im in the hospital now. My leg and arm is broken in in so much pain. do you want to have my number i have realy big boobs
Taipei (113.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Man hat es deutlich auf der Strasse gespürt. Aber kurz. (via app)
(395.5 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Kaohsiung (391.3 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(242 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(Taiwan) (396 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was feeling kind of dizzy for quite a while, let's say 10 seconds, and did not stop; so I look at my lamp and notice it was slightly moving. I was still not sure it was an earthquake, but now I see it was. Province of China? It hurts. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (262 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Two different shakes a few seconds apart making cutlery shake and clank. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (253 km SW from epicenter)(no details): What does "Province of China" mean?Are you serious??? (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (218 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Shakes for awhile (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (146 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Started as light up and down vibrations, then the shaking came and things started to fall. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (145 km SW from epicenter)(no details): On Taoyuan airport... (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (128 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Felt it in the mountains south of taipei (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (118 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Firstly felt a shallow fast rumble whilst sitting in my chair, followed by the usual side to side movement. Seemed to go on for longer than normal. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (118 km SW from epicenter)(no details): On the first floor but still shook hard. It felt quick, more of a sideways shake. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (117 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Small quake. From the 12th floor we felt a bit of rumbling then swaying. (via EMSC)
(Taiwan) (116 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Started very mild, but kept getting stronger. It seemed to last a long time. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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