Moderate earthquake under Fongbin township, Taiwan

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The epicenter of this rather strong shallow earthquake was located at only 35 km from Hualien City, a city with 108,286 inhabitants).
People living in the area reported a I FELT IT value of max. 4 on a scale of 7 (similar to the Japanese JMA scale) = moderate shaking
CWB describes this kind of feeling as :Many people are quite frightened, looking for safe shelter. Most people are awakened from sleep.
The epicenter of this earthquake was approx. located 4 km west of Fongbin township.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 4.7 (USGS) - Ml 5.3 (CWB - Taiwan)
UTC Time : Monday, December 06, 2010 at 02:14:10 UTC
Local time at epicenter : Monday, December 06, 2010 at 10:14:10 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 18.2 km (USGS) - Ml 25.3 km (CWB - Taiwan)
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Geo-location(s) :
4 km west of Fongbin township.
35 km (25 miles) SSW of Hua-lien, Taiwan
100 km (60 miles) SE of T'ai-chung, Taiwan
155 km (95 miles) S of T'AI-PEI, Taiwan

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
CWB Did you feel it map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Seismic hazard map

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