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

Updated Apr 4, 2022 05:32 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 20 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 147 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 628 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Hualien City has had 20 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above, 147 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 628 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.0 | Philippine Sea, Japan, 97 km E of Hualien City, Taiwan -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.8 | Taitung, 38 km N of Taitung City, Taiwan -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (795 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, 97 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)4 km south of Taipei, Taiwan 11 reportsMoreMap
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
Mar 9, 2022 8:22 pm (GMT +8) (Mar 9, 2022 12:22 GMT)
5.2

33 km
90 km (56 mi)64 km northeast of Taitung City, Taiwan 6 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: 1.9 x 1017 joules (54059 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.7 x 107 tons of TNT or 2907.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Hualien City Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Hualien City?

The last earthquake in Hualien City occurred 2 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Philippine Sea, Japan, 97 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan, on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 4:45 pm (GMT +9).

How many quakes were there in Hualien City since 1900?

Since 1900, Hualien City, Taiwan had 795 quakes up to magnitude 7.8.

What was the strongest quake in Hualien City since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Hualien City since 1900 occurred 71 years ago: Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake - Taitung, 38 km north of Taitung City, Taiwan, on Saturday, November 24, 1951 at 18:50 GMT.

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