2018 Hualien earthquake

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2018 Hualien earthquake
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The Yun Men Tsui Ti building, severely tilted after the quake
2018 Hualien earthquake is located in Taiwan
2018 Hualien earthquake
UTC time2018-02-06 15:50:43
ISC event611835929
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date6 February 2018 (2018-02-06)
Local time23:50:42 local time
Magnitude6.4 Mww
Depth10.6 kilometres (7 mi)
Epicenter24°07′55″N 121°39′32″E / 24.132°N 121.659°E / 24.132; 121.659Coordinates: 24°07′55″N 121°39′32″E / 24.132°N 121.659°E / 24.132; 121.659
TypeOblique-slip
Areas affectedHualien County, Taiwan
Max. intensityVIII (severe)
Peak acceleration482.36 gal (0.42 g)
Peak velocity32.04 cm/s
Foreshocksyes
Casualties17 dead, 285 injured

The Hualien earthquake was an earthquake that occurred in the East China Sea, about 20 km off the Coast of Taiwan in early 2018. the quake had a magnitude between 6 and 6,5 on the Richter scale. Seventeen people died and about 300 were injured during the event.