Written by on . Last updated April 17th, 2024.

In the morning of Wednesday April 3rd, 2024, a shallow and significant Magnitude 5.1 aftershock hit under land 12 kilometer from Hualien City in Taiwan. Other countries near the epicenter include Japan and China.

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Earthquake Summary

The earthquake struck on land in Taiwan, 12 kilometer (7 mi) south-southwest of Hualien City in Hualien County. The center of this earthquake had a very shallow depth of 23 km. Shallow earthquakes usually have a larger impact than earthquakes deep in the earth.

Date and Time: Apr 3, 2024 09:53 (Taipei Time)
- Apr 3, 2024 01:53 Universal Time.
Location: 12 km SSW of Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan.
Coordinates 23°52'39"N 121°33'34"E.
Map: Map of area around epicenter.
Map of area around epicenter. Click to open in Google Maps.
Magnitude: MAG 5.1
Detected by 185 stations. Maximum Error Range ±0.042 .
Depth: 23 km (14 mi)
A very shallow depth.
Tsunami Risk: Tsunami very unlikely
While this was a shallow earthquake in a coastal area, it appears to have occurred under land (4 km from the sea) with a magnitude that is usually not strong enough to cause tsunami's.
Always stay cautious - More info here.

Nearby towns and cities

Taiwan , Japan and China are all located within 300km distance of the epicenter of the earthquake.

The closest significant population center near the earthquake is Hualien City in Hualien County, Taiwan. Hualien City is located 12 kilometer (7 mi) south-southwest of the epicenter.

Multiple large cities are in proximity of today's earthquake. Taipei is located 130 km to the north. Hualien City is located 12 km to the north-northeast. Taichung is located 94 km to the west-northwest.

The table below provides an overview of all places in proximity of today's earthquake.

Overview of nearby places

Distance Place
12 km (7 mi)
NNE from epicenter
Hualien City

Hualien County, Taiwan.
61 km (38 mi)
W from epicenter
Puli

Nantou County, Taiwan.
83 km (52 mi)
W from epicenter
Lugu

Nantou County, Taiwan.
89 km (55 mi)
W from epicenter
Zhongxing New Village

Nantou County, Taiwan.
91 km (57 mi)
W from epicenter
Nantou

Nantou County, Taiwan.
94 km (58 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Taichung

Taichung City, Taiwan.
100 km (62 mi)
W from epicenter
Yuanlin

Changhua County, Taiwan.
100 km (62 mi)
N from epicenter
Yilan

Yilan County, Taiwan.
105 km (65 mi)
W from epicenter
Douliu

Yunlin County, Taiwan.
115 km (71 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Daxi

Taoyuan City , Taiwan.
119 km (74 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Hsinchu

Hsinchu County, Taiwan.
127 km (79 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Taoyuan City

Taoyuan City , Taiwan.
127 km (79 mi)
N from epicenter
Banqiao

New Taipei City, Taiwan.
130 km (81 mi)
N from epicenter
Taipei

Taipei City, Taiwan.
140 km (87 mi)
N from epicenter
Keelung

Keelung, Taiwan.
140 km (87 mi)
SW from epicenter
Yujing

Tainan City, Taiwan.
169 km (105 mi)
SW from epicenter
Tainan

Tainan City, Taiwan.
189 km (117 mi)
SW from epicenter
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
194 km (121 mi)
SW from epicenter
Donggang

Pingtung County, Taiwan.
204 km (127 mi)
W from epicenter
Magong

Penghu County , Taiwan.
224 km (139 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Hengchun

Pingtung County, Taiwan.
269 km (167 mi)
ENE from epicenter
Ishigaki

Okinawa, Japan.
298 km (185 mi)
NW from epicenter
Jiangkou

Fujian, China.
Cities and Towns around the epicenter of this earthquake.

Shaking reported by 1 person

People that feel an earthquake may report their experience to the US Geographic Survey. Currently, 1 person has reported shaking in one place in Taiwan.We keep updating this article as more ground reports become available. You may report that you felt this earthquake here.

Places with most reports:

  • Taoyuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan: 1 person.

This is likely an aftershock

This earthquake was an aftershock. A larger mag. 7.4 earthquake struck 7 km (4 mi) south in advance of this 5.1 earthquake around 2 hrs earlier.

Overview of foreshocks and aftershocks

Classification Magnitude When Where
Main Shock M 7.4 Apr 3, 2024 07:58
(Taipei Time)
-
Aftershock M 6.4 13 mins later
Apr 3, 2024 08:11 (Taipei Time)
29 km (18 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 25 mins later
Apr 3, 2024 08:23 (Taipei Time)
18 km (11 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.7 37 mins later
Apr 3, 2024 08:35 (Taipei Time)
41 km (25 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.5 46 mins later
Apr 3, 2024 08:43 (Taipei Time)
16 km (10 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.7 49 mins later
Apr 3, 2024 08:46 (Taipei Time)
41 km (25 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.2 53 mins later
Apr 3, 2024 08:50 (Taipei Time)
4 km (2.4 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.0 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:01 (Taipei Time)
29 km (18 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:06 (Taipei Time)
17 km (11 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:07 (Taipei Time)
31 km (19 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:09 (Taipei Time)
43 km (27 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.2 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:09 (Taipei Time)
45 km (28 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:11 (Taipei Time)
29 km (18 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:13 (Taipei Time)
29 km (18 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:13 (Taipei Time)
30 km (19 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:15 (Taipei Time)
27 km (17 mi)
SSE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:15 (Taipei Time)
37 km (23 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.0 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:17 (Taipei Time)
21 km (13 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.1 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:19 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 1 hr later
Apr 3, 2024 09:21 (Taipei Time)
30 km (18 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:30 (Taipei Time)
53 km (33 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:33 (Taipei Time)
30 km (19 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.3 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:39 (Taipei Time)
24 km (15 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.6 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:39 (Taipei Time)
23 km (14 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:41 (Taipei Time)
78 km (48 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:45 (Taipei Time)
34 km (21 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:47 (Taipei Time)
31 km (19 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:48 (Taipei Time)
25 km (16 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.1 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:49 (Taipei Time)
36 km (22 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:51 (Taipei Time)
29 km (18 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock
This Earthquake
M 5.1 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:53 (Taipei Time)
7 km (4 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 09:59 (Taipei Time)
35 km (22 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:07 (Taipei Time)
29 km (18 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:08 (Taipei Time)
22 km (13 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:13 (Taipei Time)
43 km (27 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.7 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:14 (Taipei Time)
57 km (35 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.0 2 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:23 (Taipei Time)
46 km (28 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.1 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:28 (Taipei Time)
45 km (28 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:35 (Taipei Time)
31 km (19 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:38 (Taipei Time)
14 km (8 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:44 (Taipei Time)
59 km (37 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:46 (Taipei Time)
9 km (6 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:48 (Taipei Time)
59 km (37 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:51 (Taipei Time)
16 km (10 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 10:54 (Taipei Time)
23 km (15 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:01 (Taipei Time)
51 km (31 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:02 (Taipei Time)
11 km (7 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:08 (Taipei Time)
40 km (25 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:11 (Taipei Time)
42 km (26 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:12 (Taipei Time)
17 km (11 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:14 (Taipei Time)
42 km (26 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:20 (Taipei Time)
37 km (23 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:22 (Taipei Time)
39 km (24 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 4 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:35 (Taipei Time)
51 km (32 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 4 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:37 (Taipei Time)
11 km (7 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 4 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:40 (Taipei Time)
39 km (24 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 4 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:45 (Taipei Time)
20 km (12 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 4 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:50 (Taipei Time)
22 km (14 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 4 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:57 (Taipei Time)
4 km (2.2 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 4 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 12:08 (Taipei Time)
22 km (14 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 4 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 12:21 (Taipei Time)
36 km (22 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 5 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 12:34 (Taipei Time)
22 km (14 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 5 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 12:36 (Taipei Time)
30 km (19 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 5 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 12:48 (Taipei Time)
45 km (28 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 5 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 12:56 (Taipei Time)
56 km (35 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 5 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 12:58 (Taipei Time)
40 km (25 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 5 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 13:22 (Taipei Time)
11 km (7 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 5 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 13:23 (Taipei Time)
30 km (19 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 5 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 13:28 (Taipei Time)
42 km (26 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 6 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 13:33 (Taipei Time)
47 km (29 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 6 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 13:38 (Taipei Time)
11 km (7 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 6 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 14:10 (Taipei Time)
34 km (21 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 7 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 14:31 (Taipei Time)
7 km (5 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.0 7 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 14:33 (Taipei Time)
48 km (30 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 7 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 15:05 (Taipei Time)
48 km (30 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 8 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 16:17 (Taipei Time)
21 km (13 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 9 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 16:38 (Taipei Time)
12 km (7 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 9 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 16:56 (Taipei Time)
24 km (15 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 9 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 17:08 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 9 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 17:15 (Taipei Time)
17 km (10 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 9 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 17:20 (Taipei Time)
23 km (15 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 9 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 17:22 (Taipei Time)
5 km (3 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 10 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 17:28 (Taipei Time)
48 km (30 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 10 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 17:40 (Taipei Time)
31 km (19 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 10 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 17:53 (Taipei Time)
34 km (21 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 11 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 18:38 (Taipei Time)
43 km (27 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 11 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 18:56 (Taipei Time)
23 km (14 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 11 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 19:22 (Taipei Time)
48 km (30 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 12 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 19:51 (Taipei Time)
25 km (15 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 12 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 20:02 (Taipei Time)
26 km (16 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 13 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 21:24 (Taipei Time)
47 km (29 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 14 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 21:52 (Taipei Time)
47 km (29 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 14 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 22:17 (Taipei Time)
58 km (36 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 15 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 22:29 (Taipei Time)
42 km (26 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 15 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 22:38 (Taipei Time)
38 km (24 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 15 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 22:49 (Taipei Time)
46 km (29 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 15 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 23:20 (Taipei Time)
42 km (26 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 16 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 23:39 (Taipei Time)
37 km (23 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 16 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 23:42 (Taipei Time)
40 km (25 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 16 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 23:54 (Taipei Time)
40 km (25 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 16 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 23:55 (Taipei Time)
42 km (26 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 17 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 01:18 (Taipei Time)
34 km (21 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 18 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 01:39 (Taipei Time)
9 km (5 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 19 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 02:29 (Taipei Time)
24 km (15 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 19 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 02:30 (Taipei Time)
42 km (26 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 19 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 02:55 (Taipei Time)
41 km (25 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 19 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 03:07 (Taipei Time)
18 km (11 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 20 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 03:46 (Taipei Time)
25 km (16 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 20 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 04:26 (Taipei Time)
50 km (31 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 21 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 04:29 (Taipei Time)
56 km (35 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 21 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 05:19 (Taipei Time)
44 km (27 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 22 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 05:56 (Taipei Time)
41 km (26 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 23 hrs later
Apr 4, 2024 06:46 (Taipei Time)
21 km (13 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 08:18 (Taipei Time)
48 km (30 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 08:32 (Taipei Time)
48 km (30 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 09:29 (Taipei Time)
5 km (3 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 10:02 (Taipei Time)
55 km (34 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 10:04 (Taipei Time)
43 km (27 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 11:10 (Taipei Time)
45 km (28 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 11:14 (Taipei Time)
23 km (14 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 11:31 (Taipei Time)
42 km (26 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 12:11 (Taipei Time)
47 km (29 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 13:00 (Taipei Time)
48 km (30 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 1 day later
Apr 4, 2024 13:16 (Taipei Time)
44 km (27 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 2 days later
Apr 4, 2024 22:30 (Taipei Time)
51 km (32 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 2 days later
Apr 4, 2024 22:53 (Taipei Time)
53 km (33 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 01:22 (Taipei Time)
51 km (32 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 01:24 (Taipei Time)
50 km (31 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 02:35 (Taipei Time)
38 km (24 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 02:42 (Taipei Time)
64 km (40 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 03:48 (Taipei Time)
51 km (31 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 03:55 (Taipei Time)
34 km (21 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 04:28 (Taipei Time)
50 km (31 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 05:10 (Taipei Time)
51 km (32 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 09:17 (Taipei Time)
52 km (33 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 10:10 (Taipei Time)
12 km (7 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 12:36 (Taipei Time)
49 km (30 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 12:40 (Taipei Time)
40 km (25 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.1 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 12:50 (Taipei Time)
32 km (20 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 13:02 (Taipei Time)
37 km (23 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 14:12 (Taipei Time)
2.5 km (1.6 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 17:04 (Taipei Time)
21 km (13 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 17:53 (Taipei Time)
49 km (30 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 2 days later
Apr 5, 2024 18:08 (Taipei Time)
29 km (18 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 3 days later
Apr 5, 2024 20:59 (Taipei Time)
51 km (32 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 3 days later
Apr 5, 2024 21:34 (Taipei Time)
37 km (23 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 3 days later
Apr 5, 2024 23:00 (Taipei Time)
53 km (33 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 days later
Apr 6, 2024 00:14 (Taipei Time)
37 km (23 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 days later
Apr 6, 2024 00:19 (Taipei Time)
48 km (30 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 3 days later
Apr 6, 2024 00:22 (Taipei Time)
37 km (23 mi)
NE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 3 days later
Apr 6, 2024 01:17 (Taipei Time)
27 km (17 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 3 days later
Apr 6, 2024 02:49 (Taipei Time)
42 km (26 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 3 days later
Apr 6, 2024 04:12 (Taipei Time)
34 km (21 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 3 days later
Apr 6, 2024 04:26 (Taipei Time)
27 km (17 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 3 days later
Apr 6, 2024 05:34 (Taipei Time)
24 km (15 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 3 days later
Apr 6, 2024 06:53 (Taipei Time)
37 km (23 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.0 3 days later
Apr 6, 2024 09:37 (Taipei Time)
51 km (32 mi)
ESE from Main Shock.
Detected MAG2.5+ earthquakes within within 100km (62 mi), that occurred in the three days before and after the main shock.

More earthquakes coming?

Aftershocks are usually at least 1 order of magnitude less strong than main shocks. The more time passes, the smaller the chance and likely strength of any potential aftershocks.

In only six percent of cases, significant earthquakes are followed by a larger main shock, making the current earthquake a foreshock. While the chance of this happening is not so large, it is adviced to maintain cautiousness in the hours and days following a major earthquake.

Read: How to Stay Safe during an Earthquake (cdc.gov).

Earthquakes like this happen often in the region

Earthquakes of this strength are very common in the region. In total, 116 earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.1 or higher have been registered within 300km (186 mi) of this epicenter in the past 10 years. This comes down to an average of once every month.

Tsunami very unlikely

DISCLAIMER: We strongly suggest to closely monitor advice from local authorities with regards to tsunami risks. Our analysis is based on automatically collected data from external sources, and these might contain mistakes. In addition, earthquakes can cause landslides that may lead to a tsunami, or be a followed by another, potentially stonger, earthquake.

While MAG-6.5+ earthquakes may cause tsunami's, it appears that the epicenter of this earthquake hit under land. In addition, the reported depth is deeper than 100km, making the risk of a tsunami even less likely. However always stay cautious and monitor advice from local authorities.

Tsunami Risk Factors

Factor Under Sea? MAG-6.5 or stronger? Shallow depth?
Explanation Almost all tsunami's are caused by earthquakes with their epicenter under sea or very near the sea. However stay cautious in coastal areas as earthquakes on land may cause landslides into sea, potentially still causing a local tsunami. Under MAG 6.5: Very unlikely to cause a tsunami.
MAG 6.5 to 7.5: Destructive tsunami's do occur, but are uncommon. Likely to observe small sea level changes.
MAG 7.6+: Earthquakes with these magnitudes might produce destructive tsunami's.
Most destructive tsunami's are caused by shallow earthquakes with a depth between 0 and 100km under the surface of the earth. Deeper tsunami's are unlikely to displace to ocean floor.
This Earthquake This earthquake appears to have struck on land near a coastal area (4 km from the sea). Not this earthquake.
This earthquake had a magnitude of 5.1. Earthquakes of this strength are unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
This earthquake occurred at a depth of of 23 km (14 mi). Earthquakes this shallow could trigger a tsunami.

Sources

Last updated 17/04/24 02:08 (). As more information on this earthquake becomes available this article will be updated. This article is automatically composed based on data originating from multiple sources.

  1. US Geographic Society (USGS): Earthquake us7000m9hk
  2. European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC): Earthquake 20240403_0000030
  3. Geonames.org: World Cities Database
  4. Google Maps: Static API
  5. Earthquakelist.org: Historic Earthquakes Database

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