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Largest earthquakes in or near Yilan, Taiwan, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated Sep 7, 2021 19:42 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 13 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 122 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 552 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Yilan has had 13 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above, 122 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 552 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.0 | Philippine Sea, Japan, 96 km E of Hualien City, Taiwan -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.8 | 51 km SE of Hualien City, Taiwan -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (687 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
May 9, 2022 4:45 pm (GMT +9) (May 9, 2022 07:45 GMT)
5.0

24 km
76 km (47 mi)Philippine Sea, Japan, 96 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan 1 reportMoreMap
May 9, 2022 3:23 pm (GMT +9) (May 9, 2022 06:23 GMT)
6.3

27 km
68 km (42 mi)Philippine Sea, Japan, 91 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan 11 reportsMoreMap
Apr 24, 2022 7:23 pm (GMT +9) (Apr 24, 2022 10:23 GMT)
5.3

13 km
146 km (91 mi)Philippine Sea, 137 km southwest of Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan MoreMap
Mar 24, 2022 8:38 am (GMT +8) (Mar 24, 2022 00:38 GMT)
5.2

22 km
65 km (40 mi)Philippine Sea, 56 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan MoreMap
Mar 23, 2022 4:29 am (GMT +8) (Mar 22, 2022 20:29 GMT)
5.8

10 km
72 km (45 mi)64 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan 4 reportsMoreMap
Mar 23, 2022 3:35 am (GMT +8) (Mar 22, 2022 19:35 GMT)
5.7

10 km
60 km (37 mi)Philippine Sea, 53 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan MoreMap
Mar 23, 2022 2:37 am (GMT +8) (Mar 22, 2022 18:37 GMT)
5.1

10 km
72 km (45 mi)Philippine Sea, 68 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan MoreMap
Mar 23, 2022 1:43 am (GMT +8) (Mar 22, 2022 17:43 GMT)
5.8

10 km
72 km (45 mi)61 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan 1 reportMoreMap
Mar 23, 2022 1:41 am (GMT +8) (Mar 22, 2022 17:41 GMT)
6.7

24 km
71 km (44 mi)Philippine Sea, 63 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan 89 reportsMoreMap
Feb 12, 2022 1:43 am (GMT +9) (Feb 11, 2022 16:43 GMT)
5.5

10 km
46 km (29 mi)Philippine Sea, 69 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan 19 reportsMoreMap
Feb 7, 2022 6:58 pm (GMT +8) (Feb 7, 2022 10:58 GMT)
5.1

30 km
46 km (29 mi)Philippine Sea, 50 km southeast of Yilan, Taiwan 12 reportsMoreMap
Jan 16, 2022 5:15 pm (GMT +9) (Jan 16, 2022 08:15 GMT)
5.2

51 km
49 km (30 mi)Philippine Sea, 121 km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan 4 reportsMoreMap
Jan 4, 2022 8:17 am (GMT +9) (Jan 3, 2022 23:17 GMT)
5.0

27 km
37 km (23 mi)Philippine Sea, 131 km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan 2 reportsMoreMap
Jan 3, 2022 5:46 pm (GMT +8) (Jan 3, 2022 09:46 GMT)
6.2

29 km
41 km (25 mi)Philippine Sea, 137 km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan 41 reportsMoreMap
Dec 30, 2021 2:47 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 30, 2021 06:47 GMT)
5.2

15 km
64 km (40 mi)Philippine Sea, Japan 12 reportsMoreMap
Nov 24, 2021 5:55 pm (GMT +8) (Nov 24, 2021 09:55 GMT)
5.1

27 km
63 km (39 mi)Philippine Sea, Japan, 86 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan 6 reportsMoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.3 x 1017 joules (35372 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3 x 107 tons of TNT or 1902.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Yilan Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Yilan?

The last earthquake in Yilan occurred 8 days ago: Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, Japan, 96 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan, on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 4:45 pm (GMT +9).

How many quakes were there in Yilan since 1900?

Since 1900, Yilan, Taiwan had 687 quakes up to magnitude 7.8.

What was the strongest quake in Yilan since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Yilan since 1900 occurred 102 years ago: Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake - 51 km southeast of Hualien City, Taiwan, on Saturday, June 5, 1920 at 04:21 GMT.

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