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Mag 6.4 Earthquake near Pingtung, Taiwan

  1. Feb 5, 2016 #1

    Astronuc

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    http://news.yahoo.com/6-4-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-southern-taiwan-210602384.html [Broken]

    Nearest major cities are Tainan and Kaohsiung.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20004y6h#general_region

    Time: 2016-02-05 19:57:27 (UTC)

    Distance from major cities:
    1. 28km (17mi) NE of Pingtung, Taiwan
    2. 35km (22mi) SE of Yujing, Taiwan
    3. 46km (29mi) NE of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    4. 48km (30mi) ESE of Tainan, Taiwan
    5. 672km (418mi) E of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Location (Lat, Long) = 22.871 °N 120.668 °E
    Depth = 23.0 km (14.3 mi); shallow

    The Maanshan NPP is about 100 km (62 miles) SSE of Pingtung. It doesn't seem to be affected, but I haven't seen any news from Taipower. Hopefully, there will be a statement for AEC or Taipower in the next 12 to 24 hours.
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2016 #2
    Apparently it took down a 17 story building!
     
  4. Feb 5, 2016 #3

    Astronuc

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    Apparently, 13 stories completely collapsed, and 4 are still intact.

    A mag 6.4 earthquake at 23 km from the surface is pretty significant.

    I've been bounced around by a mag 6.3 which was on the other side of some mountains 60 miles away. I was very impressed by the energy at that distance.
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2016 #5

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  7. Feb 6, 2016 #6
    It has subsequently risen to 17.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2016 #7

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    :frown::frown:
     
  9. Feb 6, 2016 #8

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