Magnitude 6.7 - TAIWAN REGION

2004 October 15 04:08:50 UTC

Earthquake Details

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Location24.533°N, 122.696°E
Depth94.4 km (58.7 miles) set by location program
Distances 85 km (55 miles) E of Su-ao, Taiwan
130 km (80 miles) ENE of Hua-lien, Taiwan
130 km (80 miles) ESE of T'AI-PEI, Taiwan
155 km (95 miles) W of Ishigaki-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.2 km (2.6 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=292, Nph=292, Dmin=131.2 km, Rmss=0.81 sec, Gp= 47°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
Event IDuspqan
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    Several people injured and buildings damaged in T'ao-yuan County. Felt throughout Taiwan. Also felt in much of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Recorded (5 TAP) in Hua-lien and I-lan; (4 TAP) in T'ai-chung, T'ai-pei, T'ai-tung, T'ao-yuan and Yun-lin; (3 TAP) in Chang-hua, Chia-i, Hsin-chu, Miao-li, Nan- t'ou and T'ai-nan; (2 TAP) in Kao-hsiung and P'ing-tung Counties. Also recorded (5L JMA) on Yonaguni- jima; (4 JMA) on Iriomote-jima and Ishigaki-jima; (3 JMA) on Miyako-jima; (2 JMA) on Tarama-shima; (1 JMA) on Amami-oshima and Kume-jima, Ryukyu Islands.

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