Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake occurred Near Hualien, Taiwan

- Time: 2024-05-10 at 07:45:18 UTC
            2024-05-10 at 15:45:18 Taipei
- Location: 24.19° LAT, 121.90° LON
- Magnitude: Mww5.8
- Depth: 10 km
- Provider: USGS


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5.8 earthquake near Hualien, Taiwan.

The earthquake occurred within an area associated with INCREASED seismic hazard exposure (yellow alert), linked to the presence of elevated tectonic tractions and local tectonic instabilities, based on Quantectum’s automatic alert field map.


Picture 2: Picture showing the increased seismic hazard exposure in the region of the earthquake.

It reached level V macroseismic intensity, which was associated with STRONG shaking and potential none damage to the infrastructure, according to Quantectum’s Macroseismic Intensity map. The map also lists the potentially exposed cities with estimated intensity values.


Picture 3: Macroseismic intensity map for the magnitude 5.8 earthquake near Hualien, 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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