Information on the earthquake: moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake
July 14 03:43 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was likely felt by many people in the epicenter area. It should not have caused any significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken glass, etc.
In the city of Hualien (350,500 inhabitants) located 2 km from the epicenter, the earthquake should have been felt as a slight tremor.
Weak tremors could have been felt in Puli (86,400 inhabitants) located 64 km from the epicenter.
Other towns near the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Lugu (19,600 inhabitants) located 89 km from the epicenter, Yilan (94,200 inhabitants) 90 km away, the new Zhongxing village (25,500 inhabitants) 93 km away, the new Zhongxing village (25,500 inhabitants) 93 km, the town of Nantou (105,700 inhabitants) 95 km and Taichung (1,040,700 inhabitants) 95 km.
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Date and time: July 14, 2021 03:36:33 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: July 14 11:36 (GMT +8)
Depth: 9.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 23.96 ° N / 121.6 ° E (Hualien, Taiwan, Taiwan)
Nearest volcano: Unnamed 24.00 ° N / 121.83 ° E (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and villages:
2 km (1 mi) SSO of Hualien city (pop: 350,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
64 km (40 mi) east of Puli (pop: 86,400) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
89 km (56 mi) ENE of Lugu (pop: 19,600) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
90 km (56 mi) south of Yilan (pop: 94,200) -> See nearby earthquakes!
93 km (58 mi) east of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City) (pop: 25,500) -> See nearby earthquakes!
93 km (58 mi) east of Zhongxing New Village (Nantou City) (pop: 25,500) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
95 km (59 mi) east of City of Nantou (pop: 105,700) -> See earthquakes nearby!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Taichung (pop: 1,040,700) -> See earthquakes nearby!
121 km (75 mi) south of Taipei (pop: 7 871 900) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
199 km (124 mi) northeast of Kaohsiung City (pop: 1,519,700) -> See nearby earthquakes!
Clouds covered 31.7 ° C (89 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 2 m / s (5 kts) from EUT
Main data source: EMSC (Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center)
Estimated energy released: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tonnes of TNT) Find out more
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