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

Updated May 18, 2022 05:34 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 11 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 108 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 486 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Taipei City has had 11 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above, 108 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 486 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. 6.4 | Philippine Sea, Japan, 97 km E of Hualien City, Taiwan -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (605 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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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
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
Oct 24, 2021 1:11 pm (GMT +8) (Oct 24, 2021 05:11 GMT)
6.1

66 km
41 km (25 mi)Philippine Sea, 33 km southeast of Yilan, Taiwan 46 reportsMoreMap
Oct 23, 2021 11:16 am (GMT +8) (Oct 23, 2021 03:16 GMT)
5.1

20 km
5 km (3.1 mi)Philippine Sea, 22 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan MoreMap
Sep 26, 2021 6:21 am (GMT +8) (Sep 25, 2021 22:21 GMT)
5.0

44 km
28 km (17 mi)39 km northeast of Hualien City, Taiwan 20 reportsMoreMap
Sep 6, 2021 10:00 pm (GMT +8) (Sep 6, 2021 14:00 GMT)
5.2

42 km
46 km (29 mi)Philippine Sea, 66 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan 14 reportsMoreMap
Aug 6, 2021 5:11 pm (GMT +9) (Aug 6, 2021 08:11 GMT)
5.3

10 km
32 km (20 mi)Philippine Sea, 45 km east of Yilan, Taiwan MoreMap
Aug 5, 2021 6:56 am (GMT +9) (Aug 4, 2021 21:56 GMT)
5.1

15 km
31 km (19 mi)Philippine Sea, 85 km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan 1 reportMoreMap
Aug 5, 2021 6:50 am (GMT +9) (Aug 4, 2021 21:50 GMT)
5.8

10 km
45 km (28 mi)Philippine Sea, 89 km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan 25 reportsMoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.4 x 1015 joules (655 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.6 x 105 tons of TNT or 35.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Taipei City Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Taipei City?

The last earthquake in Taipei City occurred 2 weeks 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 Taipei City since 1900?

Since 1900, Taipei City, Taiwan had 605 quakes up to magnitude 6.4.

What was the strongest quake in Taipei City since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Taipei City since 1900 occurred 7 years ago: Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake - Philippine Sea, Japan, 97 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan, on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 01:42 GMT.

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