Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 67km E of Hualian, Taiwan on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.6 - Philippines Sea, 68 km a est da Hualien City, Taiwan, mercoledì, 19 marzo 2014

Moderato terremoto magnitudine 5.6 - Philippines Sea, 68 km a est da Hualien City, Taiwan, mercoledì, 19 marzo 2014

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

19 Mar 12:40 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 21 minuti.
Data & ora: 19 Mar 2014 12:19:24 UTC
Ora locale a epicentro: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 20:19:24
Magnitudine: 5.6
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 24.0867°N / 122.2613°E (Philippines Sea, Taiwan)
Vulcano più vicino: Unnamed 24.00°N/121.83°E (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km E da Hualien City (pop: 350,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
91 km SE da Yilan (pop: 94,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
127 km SSE da Keelung (pop: 397,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
130 km SE da Taipei (pop: 7,871,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
131 km SE da Banqiao (pop: 543,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
132 km E da Puli (pop: 86,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
132 km SE da Daxi (pop: 84,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
140 km SE da Taoyuan City (pop: 402,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
153 km ESE da Hsinchu (pop: 404,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
258 km NE da Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
85 km OSO da Yonaguni Island (pop: 1,680) --> Vedi sismi vicini
396 km E da Quemoy Island (pop: 127,700) --> Vedi sismi vicini
135 km ENE da Taiwan Island --> Vedi sismi vicini
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.629 kmTaiwan RegionGFZ
M 5.610 km67km E of Hualian, TaiwanUSGS

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taoyuan / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Taoyuan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on the 11th floor of an hotel, and I felt a back and forth wiggling for a good 30 seconds
San Diego / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : I was awakened from my sleep @ 5.25 am, heard shaking vibrations' sounding from ground through my pillow.
Huzhou, Taipei, Taiwan (128.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Taoyuan City (142.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Longer this time - maybe nearly a minute of shaking.
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Philippines Sea, 68 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 20:19:24

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 05 May 2014 08:28 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 68 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 20:19:24
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