Image source: Official Weibo of National Seismological Network
China News Service, April 18th. On the evening of the 18th, two earthquakes occurred within 3 minutes in Hualien County, Taiwan, with a maximum magnitude of 6.1.
The whole island of Taiwan felt the earthquake, and the earthquake felt obvious along the coast of Fujian.
On the evening of the 18th, the official Weibo of the National Seismological Network said that according to the official determination of the China Seismological Network: a magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred in Hualien County, Taiwan (23.92 degrees north latitude, 121.53 degrees east longitude) at 22:11 on April 18, with focal depth 7 kilometers; A 5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred in Hualien County, Taiwan (23.92 degrees north latitude, 121.53 degrees east longitude) at 22:11, with a focal depth of 7 kilometers.
Soon afterwards, the official micro-blog reported again: Taiwan’s 5.6-magnitude and 6.1-magnitude earthquakes occurred successively, resulting in strong quake feelings across Taiwan and Fujian coastal areas.
The epicenter was more than 10 kilometers away from Hualien County and more than 120 kilometers away from Taipei City.
Screenshot from the National Seismological Network
After the earthquake, netizens left messages.
Someone said that he was in Xiamen, Fujian, and he did not expect that “(the earthquake) shook twice.” Some netizens said that he was at his home in Putian and was “shaked dizzy by the earthquake.”