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

In the morning of Wednesday April 3rd, 2024, a shallow and significant Magnitude 5.7 aftershock hit in the Philippine Sea 23 kilometer from Hualien City, Taiwan. The earthquake struck near a very densely populated region. Roughly 24 million people may have felt this earthquake. Other nearby countries are Japan and China.

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Earthquake Summary

This earthquake hit under water in the Philippine Sea, right off the coast of Taiwan (4 mi offshore), 23 kilometer north-northeast of Hualien City in Hualien County. The center of this earthquake had a very shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes usually have a larger impact than earthquakes deep in the earth.

Date and Time: Apr 3, 2024 08:35 (Taipei Time)
- Apr 3, 2024 00:35 Universal Time.
Location: 23 km NNE of Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan.
Coordinates 24°9'39"N 121°42'35"E.
Map: Map of area around epicenter.
Map of area around epicenter. Click to open in Google Maps.
Magnitude: MAG 5.7
Detected by 175 stations. Maximum Error Range ±0.045 .
Depth: 10 km (6 mi)
A very shallow depth.
Max. Intensity:
VII
Very Strong

On the Modified Mercalli Scale.
Tsunami Risk: Low tsunami risk
Earthquakes under MAG-6.5 do not usually cause tsunami's.
Always stay cautious - More info here.

Minimal impact predicted

Based on scientific estimates by the US Geographic Survey (USGS), the risk of high fatalities for this earthquake is classified at level GREEN (low). They expect an 65% likelyhood of between 0 and 1 fatalities, and a 96% chance that the number of fatalities falls no higher than 10.

The USGS classifies the economic impact of this earthquake at level GREEN (low). They expect an 65% likelyhood of between 0 and 1 million US Dollars in economic damage and impact, and a 96% chance that the economic impact of this earthquake falls no higher than 10 million USD.

Roughly 24 million people exposed to shaking

The USGS has published a report estimating the number of people exposed to this earthquake. Acoording to their analysis, roughly 24 million have been exposed to shaking at an MMI level of II or higher.

Very strong shaking and likely moderate damage may have been experienced by an estimated 260 people. At VII, it is the highest MMI level this earthquake has caused. Intensity level III was experienced by the majority of people (around 13 million). In their region, weak shaking and probably no damage can be expected.

People in 3 countries have been exposed to shaking. In Taiwan , around 23 million people, with impact levels up to VII (very strong shaking, likely moderate damage). A smaller number of people were exposed in the following countries: China and Japan.

People MMI Level Shaking Damage
0
I
Not noticable None
49,210
II
Very weak None
13,370,000
III
Weak Probably none
10,020,000
IV
Light Likely none
179,100
V
Moderate Very light
33,950
VI
Strong Light
260
VII
Very Strong Moderate
0
VIII
Severe Moderate to heavy
0
IX
Violent Heavy
0
X
Extreme Very heavy

Nearby towns and cities

This earthquake struck within proximity of multiple countries. Taiwan , Japan and China are all within 300km distance of its epicenter.

The closest significant population center near the earthquake is Hualien City in Hualien County, Taiwan. Hualien City is located 23 kilometer (14 mi) north-northeast of the epicenter. The intensity of shaking and damage in Hualien City is estimated to be around level V on the Modified Mercalli Intensity scale (moderate shaking, very light damage).

Multiple large cities are in proximity of today's earthquake. Taipei is located 100 km to the north and experienced an intensity of IV (light shaking, likely no damage). Hualien City is located 23 km to the south-southwest and experienced an intensity of V (moderate shaking, very light damage). Taichung is located 104 km to the west and experienced an intensity of IV (light shaking, likely no damage).

The table below provides an overview of all places in proximity of today's earthquake. Where available, the estimated intensity on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale in each place is included. Places where this information is omitted likely experienced little impact.

Overview of nearby places

Distance Place Intensity (MMI)
23 km (14 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Hualien City

Hualien County, Taiwan.
V
Moderate
66 km (41 mi)
N from epicenter
Yilan

Yilan County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
78 km (48 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Puli

Nantou County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
91 km (57 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Daxi

Taoyuan City , Taiwan.
III
Weak
98 km (61 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Banqiao

New Taipei City, Taiwan.
IV
Light
100 km (62 mi)
N from epicenter
Taipei

Taipei City, Taiwan.
IV
Light
102 km (63 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Taoyuan City

Taoyuan City , Taiwan.
III
Weak
104 km (65 mi)
NW from epicenter
Hsinchu

Hsinchu County, Taiwan.
III
Weak
104 km (65 mi)
W from epicenter
Taichung

Taichung City, Taiwan.
IV
Light
106 km (66 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Zhongxing New Village

Nantou County, Taiwan.
III
Weak
108 km (67 mi)
N from epicenter
Keelung

Keelung, Taiwan.
III
Weak
108 km (67 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Lugu

Nantou County, Taiwan.
III
Weak
110 km (68 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Nantou

Nantou County, Taiwan.
III
Weak
117 km (73 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Yuanlin

Changhua County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
129 km (80 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Douliu

Yunlin County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
172 km (107 mi)
SW from epicenter
Yujing

Tainan City, Taiwan.
III
Weak
200 km (124 mi)
SW from epicenter
Tainan

Tainan City, Taiwan.
III
Weak
223 km (139 mi)
SW from epicenter
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
III
Weak
226 km (140 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Magong

Penghu County , Taiwan.
228 km (142 mi)
SW from epicenter
Donggang

Pingtung County, Taiwan.
III
Weak
249 km (155 mi)
E from epicenter
Ishigaki

Okinawa, Japan.
259 km (161 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Hengchun

Pingtung County, Taiwan.
293 km (182 mi)
NW from epicenter
Fuqing

Fujian, China.
293 km (182 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Jiangkou

Fujian, China.
297 km (185 mi)
NW from epicenter
Tantou

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

Earthquake Intensity Map

The maximum intensity (MMI Scale) caused by this earthquake is VI. The map below shows in which areas this earthquake was the most and least impactful. It is based on data from the US Geographic Survey.

I Not felt
II Weak
III Weak
IV Light
V Moderate
VI Strong
VII Very Strong
VIII Severe
IX Violent
X Extreme
Earthquake Intensity Map based on Shakemap Data provided by USGS.

Shaking reported by 2 people

People that feel an earthquake may report their experience to the US Geographic Survey. Currently, 2 people have reported shaking in 2 places 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:

  • Puli, Nantou, Taiwan: 1 person.
  • Yungho, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan: 1 person.

This is likely an aftershock

This earthquake is likely an aftershock of the MAG-7.4 earthquake that struck 37 mins earlier. That main earthquake hit 41 km (25 mi) south-southwest of the epicenter of this MAG-5.7 aftershock.

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
This Earthquake
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 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.
Detected MAG2.5+ earthquakes within within 100km (62 mi), that occurred in the three days before and after the main shock.

More earthquakes coming?

The risk of aftershocks decreases rapidly over time. Usually, aftershocks are at least one order of magnitude lower than a main shock.

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, 34 earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.7 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 4 months.

Low tsunami risk

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.

Based on early data it appears this earthquake was not strong enough (lower than MAG-6.5) to be likely to cause destructive tsunami's. However this earthquake appeared to have hit at a shallow depth under sea, so 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 under the sea. Not this earthquake.
This earthquake had a magnitude of 5.7. Earthquakes of this strength are unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
This earthquake occurred at a depth of of 10 km (6 mi). Earthquakes this shallow could trigger a tsunami.

Sources

Last updated 17/04/24 02:18 (). This article is automatically generated based on available data. We keep checking multiple sources for additional information. This article gets updated as new details on this earthquake become available.

  1. US Geographic Society (USGS): Earthquake us7000m9gh
  2. European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC): Earthquake 20240403_0000009
  3. Geonames.org: World Cities Database
  4. Google Maps: Static API
  5. Earthquakelist.org: Historic Earthquakes Database

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