According to reports, the China Earthquake Network recently released news after accurate measurement, at 7:58 am on April 3, located in the waters near Hualien County, Taiwan (23.81 degrees north latitude, 121.74 degrees east longitude), a strong earthquake occurred, the magnitude of 7.3, the focal depth of 12 kilometers.



The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the ocean area, about 14 kilometers from the island of Taiwan at its closest point. Due to the strong shaking of the earthquake, the whole island of Taiwan felt the obvious earthquake, Fujian, Guangdong, and other places also felt the significant impact of the earthquake, and even Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shanghai, and other distant areas also had the feedback of the earthquake.



Upon further analysis, it was found that the average elevation within 5 kilometers of the epicenter was about -3,560 meters. The epicenter is 22 kilometers from Shoufeng Township, 24 kilometers from Ji 'a Township, and 26 kilometers from Hualien City.



It is worth mentioning that according to the statistics of the China Earthquake Network catalog, there have been 256 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or more in the past five years within 200 kilometers of the epicenter, and this earthquake is the largest of them.


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