Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Moderate Earthquake Hits Taiwan


Disaster Report: M 4.9 moderate earthquake shakes Taiwan today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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Update
M 5.3 very shallow earthquake again in Taiwan (@ 10 km depth) with epicenter located 32 km S Hualian. Taichung is 109 km far from epicenter.
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16:15 UTC (local time 00:15; 2012/06/15 @ epicenter)

Update 2012/06/14; 04:16 UTC
M 4.1 light earthquake recorded today in Taiwan (@ 5 km depth). The epicenter was located 23 km SW Hualian and 90 km SE Taichung.
04:08 UTC (local time 12:08; 2012/06/14 @ epicenter)

Update 16:45 UTC
Another M 4.4 moderate earthquake recorded in Taiwan. The epicenter of this earthquake was located 20 km S Pate and 35 km SW Taipei. Click here if you felt it too

Update
Moderate to light shaking reported from Taipei. Click here to report

M 4.9 moderate shallow earthquake shakes Taiwan today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered near Pate, 35 km SW Taipei. It was at 7 km depth.

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The island of Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes. The 1935 Hsinchu-Taichung earthquake, the deadliest earthquake in Taiwan's recorded history, killed 3,276 people. Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a state in East Asia

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
08:22 UTC (local time 16:22; 2012/06/13 @ epicenter)

Epicenter location

35 km SW Taipei
19 km S Pate
11 km SE Kuanhsi

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Perry Gresham from Taipei Taiwan: Well felt, this is not the first time. Some time ago, we had strong quake.

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