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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Offshore Taiwan

Posted by feww on April 26, 2010

A Powerful Earthquake measuring up to 7.2Mw Strikes Southeast of Taiwan

A sequence of large shocks could occur in the region extending as far as the east coast of Honshu

The quake struck at a depth of about 10km and could trigger moderate to strong tsunami waves locally.

10-degree Map Centered at 20°N,125°E

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude [USGS?EHP Estimate]: 6.9
  • Date-Time:
    • Monday, April 26, 2010 at 02:59:50 UTC
    • Monday, April 26, 2010 at 10:59:50 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 22.247°N, 123.733°E
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • Region: SOUTHEAST OF TAIWAN
  • Distances:
    • 245 km (150 miles) SSW of Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
    • 270 km (170 miles) ESE of T’ai-tung, Taiwan
    • 270 km (170 miles) NE of Basco, Batan Islands, Philippines
    • 2145 km (1340 miles) SW of TOKYO, Japan
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010vnag

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