Information message about a strong earthquake on the east coast of Taiwan, April 2, 2024.

An earthquake (destructive at the epicenter on the SIS-17 scale) with M=7.7 occurred on April 2, 2024 at 23:58 GMT (April 3 at 02:58 Moscow time) on the east coast of Taiwan.<br /> SIS-17 - Earthquakes. Seismic intensity scale. State Standard 57546–2017.

Parameters of the earthquake have been determined in the Alert Service (AS) of Information Processing Center (IPC) of Geophysical Survey of RAS in Obninsk with station data obtained from digital and analog seismic stations of Russia, countries of CIS and from abroad. Alert message on this earthquake has been delivered in 11 min after registration to the Ministry of Emergency of the Russian Federation (EMERCOM).

Preliminary processing has been done with data from 14 stations, accurate processing - with data from 67.

The red marker on the map is the epicenter of the earthquake, the origin of which was located on the northeastern coast of the island of Taiwan, at a depth of 33 km, 15 km E-SE of Hualien, 111 km E-SE of Taichung, 123 km S-SE of Taipei and 187 km NE of Tainan.
Time in origin (GMT) Latitude, degree Longitude, degree Depth, km Stations number Ms/N mb/N I0 (calculated) GAP Center
1 23:58:11.7 23.95 121.74 33.0 67 7.7/40 6.9/42 9-9.5 118 GS RAS(Verified)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
2 23:58:06.4 23.86 121.62 10.0 14 6.5/14 9-9.5 GS RAS(Preliminary)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
3 23:58:10.0 23.87 121.61 20.0 796 Mw 7.4 6.8/447 8 CSEM
European - Mediterranean seismological center
4 23:58:11.2 23.82 121.56 34.8 87 Mw 7.4 6.7/73 23 NEIC
National Earthquakes Information Center of US Geological Service