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In the Philippine Sea 30 kilometer from Hualien City, Taiwan, a shallow and strong MAG-6.1 earthquake occurred in the night of Tuesday April 23rd, 2024. The USGS has indicated there is a potential risk at tsunami's following this earthquake. Japan and China are also near its epicenter.

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Earthquake Summary

This earthquake hit under water in the Philippine Sea, right off the coast of Taiwan (8 mi offshore), 30 kilometer south of Hualien City in Hualien County. The center of this earthquake had a very shallow depth of 9 km. Shallow earthquakes usually have a larger impact than earthquakes deep in the earth.

Date and Time: Apr 23, 2024 02:26 (Taipei Time)
- Apr 22, 2024 18:26 Universal Time.
Location: 30 km south of Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan.
Coordinates 23°42'51"N 121°39'36"E.
Map: Map of area around epicenter.
Map of area around epicenter. Click to open in Google Maps.
Magnitude: MAG 6.1
Detected by 6 stations. Maximum Error Range ±0.059 .
Depth: 9 km (6 mi)
A very shallow depth.
Max. Intensity:
VII
Very Strong

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 under the sea. Not this earthquake.
This earthquake had a magnitude of 6.1. Earthquakes of this strength are unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
This earthquake occurred at a depth of of 9 km (6 mi). Earthquakes this shallow could trigger a tsunami.

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 100% likelyhood of between 0 and 1 million US Dollars in economic damage and impact.

Roughly 24 million people exposed to shaking

An estimated 24 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.

The highest earthquake impact level for this earthquake is VII, which corresponds with very strong shaking and likely moderate damage. Roughly 2,500 people are expected to be exposed to this level. The majority of people (roughly 18 million) live in an area exposed to level IV, where light shaking and likely no damage is expected.

People in 3 countries have been exposed to shaking. Roughly 24 million people were exposed to shaking in Taiwan , with level VII (very strong shaking, likely moderate damage) as the highest recorded. In Japan and China, a smaller number of people were exposed.

People MMI Level Shaking Damage
0
I
Not noticable None
0
II
Very weak None
5,301,000
III
Weak Probably none
17,990,000
IV
Light Likely none
129,500
V
Moderate Very light
163,800
VI
Strong Light
2,500
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.

Located 30 kilometer (19 mi) south 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 VI on the Modified Mercalli Intensity scale (strong shaking, probably light damage).

Multiple large cities are in proximity of today's earthquake. Taipei is located 149 km to the north and experienced an intensity of IV (light shaking, likely no damage). Xiamen is located 373 km to the west-northwest (intensity unknown, possibly low). Hualien City is located 30 km to the north and experienced an intensity of VI (strong shaking, probably light 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)
30 km (19 mi)
N from epicenter
Hualien City

Hualien County, Taiwan.
VI
Strong
76 km (47 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Puli

Nantou County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
92 km (57 mi)
W from epicenter
Lugu

Nantou County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
103 km (64 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Zhongxing New Village

Nantou County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
104 km (65 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Nantou

Nantou County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
110 km (68 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Taichung

Taichung City, Taiwan.
IV
Light
113 km (70 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Yuanlin

Changhua County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
114 km (71 mi)
W from epicenter
Douliu

Yunlin County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
116 km (72 mi)
N from epicenter
Yilan

Yilan County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
135 km (84 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Daxi

Taoyuan City , Taiwan.
III
Weak
139 km (86 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Yujing

Tainan City, Taiwan.
IV
Light
140 km (87 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Hsinchu

Hsinchu County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
146 km (91 mi)
N from epicenter
Banqiao

New Taipei City, Taiwan.
IV
Light
147 km (91 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Taoyuan City

Taoyuan City , Taiwan.
IV
Light
149 km (93 mi)
N from epicenter
Taipei

Taipei City, Taiwan.
IV
Light
157 km (98 mi)
N from epicenter
Keelung

Keelung, Taiwan.
III
Weak
168 km (104 mi)
WSW from epicenter
Tainan

Tainan City, Taiwan.
IV
Light
184 km (114 mi)
SW from epicenter
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
IV
Light
186 km (116 mi)
SW from epicenter
Donggang

Pingtung County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
212 km (132 mi)
W from epicenter
Magong

Penghu County , Taiwan.
212 km (132 mi)
SSW from epicenter
Hengchun

Pingtung County, Taiwan.
IV
Light
263 km (163 mi)
ENE from epicenter
Ishigaki

Okinawa, Japan.
317 km (197 mi)
NW from epicenter
Jiangkou

Fujian, China.
322 km (200 mi)
NW from epicenter
Fuqing

Fujian, China.
330 km (205 mi)
NW from epicenter
Putian

Fujian, China.
331 km (206 mi)
NW from epicenter
Tantou

Fujian, China.
332 km (206 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Luoyang

Fujian, China.
336 km (209 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Jinjiang

Fujian, China.
339 km (211 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Quanzhou

Fujian, China.
349 km (217 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Jincheng

Fukien, Taiwan.
353 km (219 mi)
NW from epicenter
Fuzhou

Fujian, China.
361 km (224 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Ximeicun

Fujian, China.
373 km (232 mi)
WNW from epicenter
Xiamen

Fujian, China.
389 km (242 mi)
ENE from epicenter
Hirara

Okinawa, Japan.
390 km (242 mi)
NNW from epicenter
Songcheng

Fujian, China.
392 km (244 mi)
NW from epicenter
Ningde

Fujian, China.
399 km (248 mi)
W from epicenter
Shima

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

Earthquake Intensity Map

The graph below overlays a map of the region around the epicenter with earthquake intensity data provided by the US Geographic Survey. The highest intensity level detected for this earthquake is VII.

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 65 people

People that feel an earthquake may report their experience to the US Geographic Survey. Currently, 65 people have reported shaking in 23 places, all within 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:

  • Yungho, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan: 20 people.
  • Taichung, Taichung Shih, Taiwan: 6 people.
  • Sanchung, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan: 5 people.
  • Chupei, Hsinchu Hsien, Taiwan: 4 people.
  • Taoyuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan: 4 people.
  • Hsintien, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan: 4 people.
  • Puli, Nantou, Taiwan: 2 people.
  • Shulin, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan: 2 people.
  • Shalu, Taichung Hsien, Taiwan: 2 people.
  • Hsinchu, Hsinchu Shih, Taiwan: 2 people.

88 Aftershocks detected

After this earthquake struck, 88 smaller aftershocks occurred. At a distance of 19 km (12 mi) north-northwest of this earthquake, an aftershock struck 6 mins later. It measured a magnitude of 6.1

This main shock was prefaced by 54 smaller foreshocks. Nearby this earthquake a foreshock struck 4 hrs earlier. It measured a magnitude of 5.8

Overview of foreshocks and aftershocks

Classification Magnitude When Where
Foreshock M 4.4 3 days earlier
Apr 20, 2024 08:35 (Taipei Time)
60 km (37 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.1 2 days earlier
Apr 21, 2024 10:40 (Taipei Time)
28 km (17 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.1 2 days earlier
Apr 21, 2024 11:07 (Taipei Time)
47 km (29 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.2 1 day earlier
Apr 21, 2024 17:54 (Taipei Time)
30 km (19 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.7 1 day earlier
Apr 22, 2024 00:35 (Taipei Time)
50 km (31 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.3 24 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 02:53 (Taipei Time)
22 km (14 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.1 18 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 08:01 (Taipei Time)
66 km (41 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.3 18 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 08:03 (Taipei Time)
66 km (41 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.2 9 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 17:08 (Taipei Time)
7 km (4 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.1 9 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 17:12 (Taipei Time)
15 km (9 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.2 9 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 17:16 (Taipei Time)
23 km (14 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.9 9 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 17:17 (Taipei Time)
1.3 km (0.8 mi)
SE from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.8 9 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 17:52 (Taipei Time)
2.8 km (1.7 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.1 8 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 18:08 (Taipei Time)
9 km (5 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.7 8 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 18:46 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.0 8 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 18:49 (Taipei Time)
2.4 km (1.5 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.6 8 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 18:50 (Taipei Time)
3 km (2.1 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.6 8 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 18:55 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.8 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:10 (Taipei Time)
7 km (5 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.1 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:13 (Taipei Time)
5 km (3 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.8 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:22 (Taipei Time)
6 km (4 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.3 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:22 (Taipei Time)
14 km (8 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.8 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:25 (Taipei Time)
16 km (10 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.0 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:25 (Taipei Time)
12 km (7 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.5 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:27 (Taipei Time)
11 km (7 mi)
E from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.4 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:32 (Taipei Time)
22 km (14 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.7 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:34 (Taipei Time)
6 km (3 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.2 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:34 (Taipei Time)
13 km (8 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.4 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:36 (Taipei Time)
20 km (12 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.0 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:44 (Taipei Time)
9 km (6 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.1 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:45 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.3 7 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 19:47 (Taipei Time)
13 km (8 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.5 5 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 21:00 (Taipei Time)
9 km (5 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.6 5 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 21:02 (Taipei Time)
15 km (9 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.1 5 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 21:13 (Taipei Time)
13 km (8 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.5 5 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 21:42 (Taipei Time)
9 km (6 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.8 4 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 22:11 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.3 4 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 22:12 (Taipei Time)
17 km (10 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.3 4 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 22:13 (Taipei Time)
14 km (9 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 5.0 4 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 22:20 (Taipei Time)
4 km (2.7 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.2 4 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 22:27 (Taipei Time)
17 km (10 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.2 3 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 23:14 (Taipei Time)
18 km (11 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.3 3 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 23:45 (Taipei Time)
54 km (34 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.4 3 hrs earlier
Apr 22, 2024 23:56 (Taipei Time)
12 km (8 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.4 2 hrs earlier
Apr 23, 2024 00:01 (Taipei Time)
9 km (6 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.6 2 hrs earlier
Apr 23, 2024 00:01 (Taipei Time)
1.5 km (0.9 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.5 2 hrs earlier
Apr 23, 2024 00:06 (Taipei Time)
9 km (5 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.1 2 hrs earlier
Apr 23, 2024 00:33 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.0 2 hrs earlier
Apr 23, 2024 00:45 (Taipei Time)
6 km (4 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.3 2 hrs earlier
Apr 23, 2024 00:48 (Taipei Time)
55 km (34 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.0 2 hrs earlier
Apr 23, 2024 00:49 (Taipei Time)
24 km (15 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.4 46 mins earlier
Apr 23, 2024 01:40 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.3 46 mins earlier
Apr 23, 2024 01:41 (Taipei Time)
17 km (10 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Foreshock M 4.0 15 mins earlier
Apr 23, 2024 02:12 (Taipei Time)
15 km (9 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Main Shock
This Earthquake
M 6.1 Apr 23, 2024 02:26
(Taipei Time)
-
Aftershock M 4.8 4 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 02:31 (Taipei Time)
5 km (2.9 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 5 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 02:31 (Taipei Time)
12 km (8 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 5 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 02:31 (Taipei Time)
12 km (8 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 6.1 6 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 02:32 (Taipei Time)
19 km (12 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 13 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 02:39 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 17 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 02:43 (Taipei Time)
16 km (10 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 18 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 02:44 (Taipei Time)
15 km (9 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 30 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 02:56 (Taipei Time)
16 km (10 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 33 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 03:00 (Taipei Time)
9 km (6 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 47 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 03:13 (Taipei Time)
15 km (10 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 50 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 03:17 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.0 53 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 03:19 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 57 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 03:24 (Taipei Time)
23 km (14 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 59 mins later
Apr 23, 2024 03:25 (Taipei Time)
17 km (11 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 1 hr later
Apr 23, 2024 03:28 (Taipei Time)
16 km (10 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 1 hr later
Apr 23, 2024 03:32 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 1 hr later
Apr 23, 2024 03:34 (Taipei Time)
16 km (10 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 2 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 03:57 (Taipei Time)
15 km (9 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.2 2 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 04:03 (Taipei Time)
6 km (4 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 2 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 04:07 (Taipei Time)
16 km (10 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 2 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 04:10 (Taipei Time)
13 km (8 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.5 2 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 04:49 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 2 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 04:52 (Taipei Time)
12 km (7 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:01 (Taipei Time)
9 km (5 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.4 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:04 (Taipei Time)
9 km (6 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:08 (Taipei Time)
15 km (10 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:11 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:13 (Taipei Time)
14 km (9 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:14 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.3 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:19 (Taipei Time)
6 km (3 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.1 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:24 (Taipei Time)
6 km (3 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:26 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.4 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:31 (Taipei Time)
7 km (4 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:34 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 05:46 (Taipei Time)
15 km (9 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 4 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 06:26 (Taipei Time)
19 km (12 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 5 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 07:02 (Taipei Time)
11 km (7 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 5 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 07:16 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 5 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 07:17 (Taipei Time)
25 km (15 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 5 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 07:35 (Taipei Time)
15 km (9 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 5 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 07:38 (Taipei Time)
15 km (9 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 6 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 08:03 (Taipei Time)
4 km (2.2 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.8 6 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 08:04 (Taipei Time)
7 km (5 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 6 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 08:06 (Taipei Time)
15 km (9 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 6 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 08:10 (Taipei Time)
21 km (13 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.0 6 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 08:11 (Taipei Time)
19 km (12 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 6 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 08:15 (Taipei Time)
16 km (10 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 6 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 08:16 (Taipei Time)
17 km (11 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 6 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 08:55 (Taipei Time)
13 km (8 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 7 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 09:19 (Taipei Time)
13 km (8 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 7 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 09:22 (Taipei Time)
17 km (11 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 7 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 09:45 (Taipei Time)
10 km (6 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.1 8 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 10:21 (Taipei Time)
13 km (8 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.8 8 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 10:23 (Taipei Time)
21 km (13 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 8 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 10:27 (Taipei Time)
19 km (12 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 9 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 11:44 (Taipei Time)
14 km (9 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.7 11 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 13:08 (Taipei Time)
5 km (3 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 11 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 13:24 (Taipei Time)
19 km (12 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 16 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 18:22 (Taipei Time)
25 km (16 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 16 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 18:31 (Taipei Time)
22 km (14 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 17 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 19:13 (Taipei Time)
20 km (12 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.4 18 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 20:40 (Taipei Time)
1 km (0.6 mi)
S from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 19 hrs later
Apr 23, 2024 21:29 (Taipei Time)
24 km (15 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.5 22 hrs later
Apr 24, 2024 00:02 (Taipei Time)
36 km (22 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 23 hrs later
Apr 24, 2024 01:12 (Taipei Time)
9 km (5 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.1 1 day later
Apr 24, 2024 09:46 (Taipei Time)
24 km (15 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 1 day later
Apr 24, 2024 09:53 (Taipei Time)
26 km (16 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 1 day later
Apr 24, 2024 11:28 (Taipei Time)
4 km (2.3 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 1 day later
Apr 24, 2024 13:01 (Taipei Time)
63 km (39 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.9 2 days later
Apr 24, 2024 15:30 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
WNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 2 days later
Apr 24, 2024 15:51 (Taipei Time)
13 km (8 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 2 days later
Apr 24, 2024 16:31 (Taipei Time)
64 km (40 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 2 days later
Apr 24, 2024 17:23 (Taipei Time)
24 km (15 mi)
NNW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 2 days later
Apr 24, 2024 21:37 (Taipei Time)
12 km (8 mi)
NW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 00:59 (Taipei Time)
76 km (47 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 01:06 (Taipei Time)
72 km (45 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.1 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 02:11 (Taipei Time)
71 km (44 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 5.1 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 02:12 (Taipei Time)
70 km (43 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 03:19 (Taipei Time)
69 km (43 mi)
ENE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 07:53 (Taipei Time)
21 km (13 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 08:11 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
W from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.6 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 08:19 (Taipei Time)
7 km (4 mi)
SSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 08:48 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
SW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 09:23 (Taipei Time)
11 km (7 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.0 2 days later
Apr 25, 2024 09:43 (Taipei Time)
8 km (5 mi)
WSW from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.3 3 days later
Apr 25, 2024 17:03 (Taipei Time)
23 km (14 mi)
NNE from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 days later
Apr 25, 2024 22:17 (Taipei Time)
55 km (34 mi)
N from Main Shock.
Aftershock M 4.2 3 days later
Apr 26, 2024 00:20 (Taipei Time)
52 km (32 mi)
N 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.

The chance that a significant earthquake like this one is followed by an even larger earthquake is not so large. On average, scientists estimate a 94% chance that a major earthquake will not be followed by an even larger one. It is still adviced to be aware of this risk

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. This is the strongest earthquake to hit since April 3rd, 2024, when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit 43 km (27 mi) further north. An even stronger magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on April 2nd, 2024.

In total, 13 earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.1 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 9 months.

Sources

Last updated 21/06/24 03:18 (). 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 us6000mt0r
  2. European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC): Earthquake 20240422_0000247
  3. Geonames.org: World Cities Database
  4. Google Maps: Static API
  5. Earthquakelist.org: Historic Earthquakes Database

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