Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake hit near Hualien City, Taiwan

- Time: 2024-04-22 at 10:50:31 UTC
             2024-04-22 at 18:50:31 Taipei
- Location: 23.72° LAT, 121.63° LON
- Magnitude: mb5.6
- Depth: 10 km
- Provider: USGS, USGS_Quakes


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5.6 earthquake near Hualien City, Taiwan.

The earthquake occurred within a region associated with INCREASED seismic hazard exposure (yellow alert), due to the presence of elevated tectonic tractions and local tectonic instabilities.


Picture 2: Quantectum’s automatic alert field estimation for the Taiwan region.

Quantectum’s Macroseismic Intensity map indicates that the earthquake reached level “VI” macroseismic intensity, which was associated with VERY STRONG shaking and potential slight damage to the infrastructure. Potentially exposed cities were Hualien City (pop. 350,000), Puli (pop. 86,000), Taichung (pop. 1.040,000), Hsinchu (pop. 404,000), Bade (pop. 209,000), Banqiao (pop. 543,000), Taoyuan City (pop. 402,000), Taipei (pop. 7,870,000), Xizhi (pop. 205,000), Neihu (pop. 272,000), Keelung (pop. 398,000), Yongkang (pop. 234,000), Tainan (pop. 771,000), and Kaohsiung (pop. 1,520,000).


Picture 3: Macroseismic Intensity map for the magnitude 5.6 earthquake near Hualien City, Taiwan.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.

 

* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

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