News Release

Monday, April 26, 2010 at 02:59:52 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred near Taiwan, 270 km (165 miles) ESE of T'ai-tung, Taiwan at 8:59 PM MDT, Apr 25, 2010 (Apr 26 at 10:59 AM local time in Taiwan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

Felt (III) at Taipei and (II) at Tai-chung. Also felt at Chang-hua, Chao-chou, Chia-i, Ching-shui, Chung-ho, Chung-li, Chu-pei, Fang-yuan, Hsin-chu-shih, Hsin-tien, Kang-shan, Kao-hsiung, Ma-kung, Pei-tou, San-chung, San-hsia, Sha-lu, Tan-shui, Tao-yuan, Tou-fen and Wu-chi. Recorded (3 TAP) in Hua-lien, I-lan and T'ai-tung; (2 TAP) in Miao-li, Nan-t'ou, P'ing-tung, T'ai-nan and Yun-lin; (1 TAP) in P'eng-hu. Felt (II) at Quanzhou, China. Also felt at Ishigaki, Japan.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver