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

In the morning of Wednesday April 3rd, 2024, an unusually powerful Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit under land 18 kilometer from Hualien City in Taiwan. The USGS has indicated there is a potential risk at tsunami's following this earthquake. Other nearby countries are Japan and China.

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Earthquake Summary

The earthquake struck on land in Taiwan, 18 kilometer (11 mi) south-southwest of Hualien City in Hualien County. The center of this earthquake had a quite shallow depth of 35 km. Shallow earthquakes usually have a larger impact than earthquakes deep in the earth.

Date and Time: Apr 3, 2024 07:58 (Taipei Time)
- Apr 2, 2024 23:58 Universal Time.
Location: 18 km SSW of Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan.
Coordinates 23°49'8"N 121°33'42"E.
Map: Map of area around epicenter.
Map of area around epicenter. Click to open in Google Maps.
Magnitude: MAG 7.4
Detected by 43 stations. Maximum Error Range ±0.043 .
Depth: 35 km (22 mi)
A quite shallow depth.
Max. Intensity:
VIII
Severe

On the Modified Mercalli Scale.
Tsunami Risk: Potential tsunami risk
The USGS has indicated there is a potential risk at tsunami's following this earthquake.
Always stay cautious - More info here.

Potential 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.

There is a potential tsunami risk in the aftermath of this earthquake, immediately evacuate to higher grounds away from coastal areas and monitor advice from local authorities. The US Geographic Survey organization has indicated a potential risk for tsunami's following this earthquake.

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 (1 km from the sea). This earthquake had a magnitude of 7.4. Earthquakes of this strength could trigger a tsunami. This earthquake occurred at a depth of of 35 km (22 mi). Earthquakes this shallow could trigger a tsunami.

Significant impact predicted

Based on scientific estimates by the US Geographic Survey (USGS), the risk of high fatalities for this earthquake is classified at level YELLOW (significant). They expect an 41% likelyhood of between 10 and 100 fatalities, and a 90% chance that the number of fatalities falls between 1 and 1,000.

The USGS classifies the economic impact of this earthquake at level YELLOW (significant). They expect an 35% likelyhood of between 10 and 100 million US Dollars in economic damage and impact, and a 93% chance that the economic impact of this earthquake falls between 1 and 10,000 million USD.

Roughly 35 million people exposed to shaking

An estimated 35 million have been exposed to shaking (An MMI or Modified Mercalli Intensity level II or higher) as a result of this earthquake according scientific estimates published by the USGS.

An estimated 153,100 people were exposed to level VIII. At this level, severe shaking and likely moderate to heavy damage can be expected. Intensity level IV was experienced by a large group of people (around 14 million). In their region, light shaking and likely no damage can be expected.

People in 4 countries have been exposed to shaking. In Taiwan , around 24 million people, with impact levels up to VIII (severe shaking, likely moderate to heavy damage). In China , around 11 million people. Shaking was experienced by inhabitants of Japan too.

People MMI Level Shaking Damage
0
I
Not noticable None
0
II
Very weak None
1,117,000
III
Weak Probably none
14,010,000
IV
Light Likely none
3,911,000
V
Moderate Very light
13,060,000
VI
Strong Light
2,922,000
VII
Very Strong Moderate
153,100
VIII
Severe Moderate to heavy
0
IX
Violent Heavy
0
X
Extreme Very heavy

Nearby towns and cities

4 countries can be found within 300km of the epicenter of this earthquake: Taiwan , Japan and China . Futher away, this earthquake may also have been felt in The Philippines.

Located 18 kilometer (11 mi) south-southwest of the epicenter of this earthquake, Hualien City (Hualien County, Taiwan) is the nearest significant population center. The intensity of shaking and damage in Hualien City is estimated to be around level VII on the Modified Mercalli Intensity scale (very strong shaking, likely moderate damage).

Major cities near this earthquake: Taipei is located 137 km to the north and experienced an intensity of VI (strong shaking, probably light damage). Hualien City is located 18 km to the north-northeast and experienced an intensity of VII (very strong shaking, likely moderate damage). Xiamen is located 361 km to the west (intensity unknown, possibly low).

A complete list of nearby places is included below. Estimated intensity data (MMI) sourced from a shake-map published by the US Geographic Survey is shown where available (cities without data probably experienced little impact).

Overview of nearby places

Distance Place Intensity (MMI)
18 km (11 mi)
NNE from epicenter
Hualien City

Hualien County, Taiwan.
VII
Very Strong
62 km (39 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Puli

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

Nantou County, Taiwan.
V
Moderate
90 km (56 mi)
W from epicenter
Zhongxing New Village

Nantou County, Taiwan.
VI
Strong
92 km (57 mi)
W from epicenter
Nantou

Nantou County, Taiwan.
V
Moderate
96 km (60 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Taichung

Taichung City, Taiwan.
VI
Strong
101 km (63 mi)
W from epicenter
Yuanlin

Changhua County, Taiwan.
VI
Strong
104 km (65 mi)
W from epicenter
Douliu

Yunlin County, Taiwan.
VI
Strong
106 km (66 mi)
N from epicenter
Yilan

Yilan County, Taiwan.
VII
Very Strong
122 km (76 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Daxi

Taoyuan City , Taiwan.
VII
Very Strong
125 km (78 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Hsinchu

Hsinchu County, Taiwan.
VI
Strong
133 km (83 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Taoyuan City

Taoyuan City , Taiwan.
VII
Very Strong
133 km (83 mi)
N from epicenter
Banqiao

New Taipei City, Taiwan.
VII
Very Strong
136 km (85 mi)
SW from epicenter
Yujing

Tainan City, Taiwan.
IV
Light
137 km (85 mi)
N from epicenter
Taipei

Taipei City, Taiwan.
VI
Strong
147 km (91 mi)
N from epicenter
Keelung

Keelung, Taiwan.
VI
Strong
166 km (103 mi)
SW from epicenter
Tainan

Tainan City, Taiwan.
V
Moderate
185 km (115 mi)
SW from epicenter
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
IV
Light
189 km (117 mi)
SW from epicenter
Donggang

Pingtung County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
203 km (126 mi)
W from epicenter
Magong

Penghu County , Taiwan.
IV
Light
218 km (135 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Hengchun

Pingtung County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
270 km (168 mi)
ENE from epicenter
Ishigaki

Okinawa, Japan.
IV
Light
306 km (190 mi)
NW from epicenter
Fuqing

Fujian, China.
315 km (196 mi)
NW from epicenter
Putian

Fujian, China.
323 km (201 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Jinjiang

Fujian, China.
325 km (202 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Quanzhou

Fujian, China.
336 km (209 mi)
W from epicenter
Jincheng

Fukien, Taiwan.
337 km (209 mi)
NW from epicenter
Fuzhou

Fujian, China.
347 km (216 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Ximeicun

Fujian, China.
361 km (224 mi)
W from epicenter
Xiamen

Fujian, China.
375 km (233 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Songcheng

Fujian, China.
377 km (234 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Ningde

Fujian, China.
404 km (251 mi)
W from epicenter
Zhangzhou

Fujian, China.
413 km (257 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Fuding

Fujian, China.
449 km (279 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Rui’an

Zhejiang, China.
464 km (288 mi)
NW from epicenter
Nanping

Fujian, China.
473 km (294 mi)
N from epicenter
Wenzhou

Zhejiang, China.
480 km (298 mi)
NW from epicenter
Sanming

Fujian, China.
481 km (299 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Longyan

Fujian, China.
496 km (308 mi)
W from epicenter
Shantou

Guangdong, China.
503 km (313 mi)
W from epicenter
Chaozhou

Guangdong, China.
530 km (329 mi)
W from epicenter
Jieyang

Guangdong, China.
539 km (335 mi)
N from epicenter
Taizhou

Zhejiang, China.
543 km (337 mi)
N from epicenter
Jiaojiang

Zhejiang, China.
553 km (344 mi)
W from epicenter
Puning

Guangdong, China.
555 km (345 mi)
W from epicenter
Meizhou

Guangdong, China.
618 km (384 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Jinhua

Zhejiang, China.
629 km (391 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Yiwu

Zhejiang, China.
629 km (391 mi)
NW from epicenter
Shangrao

Jiangxi, China.
631 km (392 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Quzhou

Zhejiang, China.
633 km (393 mi)
S from epicenter
Laoag

Ilocos, The Philippines.
649 km (403 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Puyang

Zhejiang, China.
674 km (419 mi)
N from epicenter
Ningbo

Zhejiang, China.
690 km (429 mi)
S from epicenter
Tuguegarao

Cagayan Valley, The Philippines.
706 km (439 mi)
S from epicenter
Tabuk

Cordillera, The Philippines.
730 km (454 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Huangshan

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

Earthquake Intensity Map

The intensity in shaking and damage by this earthquake is illustrated through the map below. The highest intensity measured for this earthquake is VIII.

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 547 people in 4 countries

People that feel an earthquake may report their experience to the US Geographic Survey. Currently, 547 people have reported shaking in 90 places in 4 countries (Taiwan, China, Japan, Philippines).We keep updating this article as more ground reports become available. You may report that you felt this earthquake here.

Places with most reports:

  • Yungho, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan: 108 people.
  • Hualian, Hualien, Taiwan: 34 people.
  • Taichung, Taichung Shih, Taiwan: 30 people.
  • Taoyuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan: 24 people.
  • Sanchung, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan: 21 people.
  • Shanghai, Schanghai, China: 19 people.
  • Hsichih, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan: 18 people.
  • Fengshan, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan: 16 people.
  • Tainan, Tainan Shih, Taiwan: 16 people.
  • Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung Shih, Taiwan: 14 people.

148 Aftershocks detected

This main shock was followed by 148 smaller aftershocks. Just 13 mins after this main shock, an earthquake measuring MAG-6.4 was detected 29 km (18 mi) north-northeast of this earthquake.

Overview of foreshocks and aftershocks

Classification Magnitude When Where
Main Shock
This Earthquake
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 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 4.6 3 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:12 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
NE 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)
41 km (25 mi)
NNE 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 4.8 4 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 11:45 (Taipei Time)
20 km (12 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 4.1 5 hrs later
Apr 3, 2024 12:48 (Taipei Time)
45 km (28 mi)
NNE 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?

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).

This is an unusually powerful earthquake

No earthquake of this strength has struck this region for a long time. Our data goes back 10 years, and no earthquakes measuring a magnitude of 7.4 or higher have been detected within 300 km (186 mi) of this epicenter.

Sources

Last updated 17/04/24 01:28 (). This article contains currently available information about the earthquake and is automatically composed. We continue to update this article up to a few days after the earthquake occurred.

  1. US Geographic Society (USGS): Earthquake us7000m9g4
  2. European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC): Earthquake 20240402_0000281
  3. Geonames.org: World Cities Database
  4. Google Maps: Static API
  5. Earthquakelist.org: Historic Earthquakes Database

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