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List of locally felt earth tremors since 1979

 

The Hong Kong Observatory recorded altogether 70 locally felt earth tremors. The detail information of these felt tremors were as follows:

No.
Date

Origin Time
(HKT)

Epicentre
Location

Epicentre

(Lat Long)

Magnitude
Intensity
Distance & Bearing from Hong Kong
Number of Local Felt Reports
1.
08 May 1980
10:37
Over the sea east of Shantou, Guandong
23.4 N
117.4 E
4.2
II
360 km 
Bearing 70 degree
2
2.
18 June 1980
17:32
Over the sea southeast of Taiwan
22.0 N
121.6 E
5.8
II
760 km 
Bearing 90 degree
A few
3.
09 April 1981
09:04
Haifeng, Guangdong
23.0 N
115.4 E
4.2
III-IV
150 km 
Bearing 60 degree
A few
4.
04 May 1981
19:05
Heyuan, Guangdong
23.8 N
114.7 E
4.8
II
180 km 
Bearing 20 degree
A few
5.
25 February 1982
08:39
Southern Longnam,Jiangxi
24.7 N
114.8 E
4.4
III-IV
270 km 
Bearing 10 degree
9
6.
30 August 1982
04:23
Over the sea east of the Lantau Island, Hong Kong
22.3 N
114.0 E
1.5
III-IV
18 km 
Bearing 270 degree
12
7.
07 October 1982
22:13
Over the sea east of the Lantau Island, Hong Kong
22.3 N
114.0 E
1.5
III-IV
18 km 
Bearing 270 degree
12
8.
24 June 1983
15:18
Northwestern Vietnam
21.7 N
103.3 E
6.6
IV
1120 km 
Bearing 270 degree
24
9.
06 December 1983
22:26
Mai Po, Hong Kong
22.5 N
114.0 E
2.8
IV
28 km 
Bearing 320 degree
12
10.
24 April 1985
00:15
Central Luzon, the Philippines
15.3 N
120.6 E
6.3
III-IV
1030 km 
Bearing 140 degree
5
11.
28 January 1986
07:14
Yangjiang, Guangdong
22.0 N
111.5 E
4.1
III-IV
280 km 
Bearing 260 degree
9
12.
19 February 1986
19:40
Luzon Strait
18.9 N
121.3 E
5.6
III
830 km 
Bearing 120 degree
20
13.
25 February 1987
22:28
Yangjiang, Guangdong
21.7 N
111.6 E
4.1
II-III
270 km 
Bearing 260 degree
20
14.
25 April 1987
20:17
Central Luzon, the Philippines
16.1 N
120.3 E
6.3
III
940 km 
Bearing 140 degree
10
15.
02 August 1987
17:08
Xunwu, Jiangxi
24.9 N
115.6 E
4.9
III-IV
330 km 
Bearing 30 degree
28
16.
03 August 1987
07:19
Xunwu, Jiangxi
25.1 N
115.6 E
4.7
III
350 km 
Bearing 20 degree
7
17.
15 August 1987
01:00
Xunwu, Jiangxi
25.1 N
115.6 E
4.0
III
340 km 
Bearing 20 degree
2
18.
15 September 1987
10:05
Heyuan, Guangdong
23.8 N
114.5 E
4.7
III
170 km 
Bearing 10 degree
23
19.
26 November 1989
00:14
Heyuan, Guangdong
23.7 N
114.6 E
5.1
II-III
160 km 
Bearing 10 degree
18
20.
12 March 1991
14:04
Tainan, Taiwan
23.2 N
120.1 E
5.6
III
600 km 
Bearing 80 degree
2
21.
21 September 1991
23:37
Heyuan, Guangdong
23.9 N
114.5 E
4.2
IV
170 km 
Bearing 10 degree
18
22.
14 September 1992
21:16
Over the sea northeast of Dongsha Dao
21.4 N
117.8 E
5.4
III-IV
380 km 
Bearing 100 degree
18
23.
16 September 1994
14:20
Southern part of Taiwan Strait
22.5 N
118.7 E
7.3
V-VI
470 km 
Bearing 90 degree
105
24.
21 December 1994
19:22
Southern part of Taiwan Strait
22.4 N
118.7 E
5.2
III
460 km
Bearing 90 degree
3
25.
31 December 1994
10:57
Beibu Wan
20.5 N
109.3 E
5.7
IV
540 km
Bearing 250 degree
6
26.
10 January 1995
18:10
Beibu Wan
20.2 N
109.2 E
5.5
IV
570 km 
Bearing 250 degree
10
27.
25 February 1995
11:15
Over the sea east of Xiamen, Fujian
24.3 N
118.7 E
4.9
III-IV
510 km 
Bearing 60 degree
4
28.
26 March 1995
11:24
Over the sea south of Xiachuan Dao, Guangdong
21.0 N
112.4 E
4.2
III-IV
230 km 
Bearing 230 degree
5
29.
11 May 1995
09:59
Over the sea east of the Lantau Island, Hong Kong
22.3 N
114.1 E
3.1
IV-V
12 km 
Bearing 260 degree
47
30.
29 May 1995
09:47
Over the sea east of the Lantau Island, Hong Kong
22.3 N
114.0 E
2.4
II
18 km 
Bearing 270 degree
2
31.
29 May 1995
15:05
Over the sea east of the Lantau Island, Hong Kong
22.3 N
114.0E
2.2
II
18 km
Bearing 270 degree
3
32.
12 November 1995
13:43
Meizhou, Guangdong
23.9 N
115.8 E
4.3
III
240 km 
Bearing 40 degree
8
33.
05 March 1996
22:52
Over the sea east of Taiwan
24.1 N
122.2 E
6.4
II-III
840 km 
Bearing70 degree
2
34.
06 September 1996
07:42
Over the sea southeast of Taiwan
21.9 N
121.5 E
6.9
III
760 km 
Bearing 90 degree
5
35.
20 October 1996
08:04
Over the sea south of Dangan Islands
21.8 N
114.5 E
3.6
III
70 km 
Bearing 150 degree
3
36
22 May 1997
21:22
Luzon Strait
18.9 N
121.3 E
6.1
III
830 km 
Bearing 120 degree
20
37.
11 August 1997
08:53
Heyuan, Guangdong
23.7 N
114.6 E
4.0
II
160 km 
Bearing 20 degree
2
38.
25 March 1999
06:10
Heyuan, Guangdong
23.7 N
114.6 E
4.4
III-IV
160 km 
Bearing 20 degree
30
39.
20 August 1999
01:15
Heyuan, Guangdong
23.7 N
114.6 E
4.5
IV
160 km 
Bearing 20 degree
29
40.
21 September 1999
01:47
Central Taiwan
23.8 N
121.0 E
7.7
IV
710 km 
Bearing 80 degree
47
41.
26 September 1999
07:53
Central Taiwan
23.7 N
121.2 E
6.5
III-IV
730 km 
Bearing 80 degree
8
42.
30 September 1999
13:24
Dapeng Peninsula, Guangdong
22.5 N
114.5 E
3.8
III-IV
40 km 
Bearing 60 degree
19
43.
22 October 1999
10:19
Central Taiwan
23.4 N
120.5 E
5.9
IV
660 km 
Bearing 80 degree
16
44.
22 October 1999
11:10
Central Taiwan
23.4 N
120.5 E
5.6
IV
660 km 
Bearing 80 degree
18
45.
12 December 1999
02:04
Central Luzon, the Philippines
15.8 N
119.7 E
7.3
III-IV
930 km 
Bearing 140 degree
15
46.
11 June 2000
02:24
Central Taiwan
23.8 N
121.2 E
6.4
III-IV
740 km 
Bearing 80 degree
5
47.
22 April 2001
01:52
Yangjiang, Guangdong
21.8 N
111.7 E
4.6
III
260 km 
Bearing 260 degree
8
48.
31 March 2002
14:53
Over the sea east of Taiwan
24.3 N
122.2 E
7.4
III-IV
850 km 
Bearing 70 degree
15
49.
10 December 2003
12:38
Over the sea southeast of Taiwan
23.0 N
121.4 E
6.8
III-IV
740 km 
Bearing 80 degree
13
50.
17 September 2004
02:31
Yangjiang, Guangdong

21.7 N
111.9 E

4.9
III
240 km 
Bearing 250 degree
39
51.
15 October 2004
12:09
Over the sea east of Taiwan

24.5 N
122.7 E

6.7
III
900 km 
Bearing 70 degree
2

52.

14 September 2006
19:53
Over the sea area around Dangan Island
22.0 N
114.3 E
3.5
IV
36 km
Bearing 170 degree
200+
53.
26 December 2006
20:26
Over the sea near Southern Taiwan

21.8 N
120.6 E

7.2
III-IV
660 km 
Bearing 90 degree
300+
54.
12 May 2008
14:28
Sichuan

31.021 N
103.367 E

8.0
III
1440 km 
Bearing 310 degree
30+

55.

19 December 2009
21:02
Over the sea east of Taiwan

23.8 N
121.7 E

6.4
II
790 km 
Bearing 80 degree
4

56.

04 March 2010
08:19
Southern Taiwan

22.9 N
120.9 E

6.4
II
690 km 
Bearing 80 degree
8
57.
19 November 2010

14:42

Deep Bay in Shenzhen

22.5 N
113.9 E

2.8

IV

31 km 
Bearing 320 degree

100+

58.
20 March 2011

16:26

Southern part of the Luzon Strait

19.1 N
121.1 E

6.0

III

800 km 
Bearing 115 degree
10
59.
16 February 2012
02:34
Heyuan, Guangdong

24.0 N
114.5 E

4.8

III

190 km
Bearing 10 degree

71

60.
31 August 2012
13:52
Heyuan, Guangdong

23.8 N
114.7 E

4.2

III

180 km
Bearing 20 degree

14+

61.
2 September 2012
03:17
Heyuan, Guangdong

23.8 N
114.6 E

3.5

III

170 km
Bearing 10 degree

6

62.
22 February 2013
11:34
Heyuan, Guangdong

23.9 N
114.5 E

4.8

III

180 km
Bearing 10 degree

*5000+

63.
27 March 2013
10:03
Central Taiwan

23.8 N
121.0 E

6.4

III

720 km
Bearing 75 degree

67

64.
2 June 2013
13:43
Central Taiwan

23.95 N
120.93 E

6.5

III

710 km
Bearing 75 degree

75

65.
27 January 2014
12:47
Near Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, Hong Kong

22.38 N
114.05 E

1.8

II

15 km
Bearing 305 degree

50+

66.
25 April 2014
16:07
Heyuan, Guangdong

23.91 N
114.50 E

3.8

II

180 km
Bearing 10 degree

250

67.
11 July 2014
13:43
Heyuan, Guangdong

23.90 N
114.50 E

4.2

III

180 km
Bearing 10 degree

49

68.
24 September 2015
22:57
Lufeng, Guangdong

23.10 N
115.70 E

3.8

IV

180 km
Bearing 60 degree

70+

69.
6 February 2016
03:57
Southern Taiwan

22.96 N
120.45 E

6.5

IV

650 km
Bearing 80 degree

100+

70.
31 July 2016
17:18
Wuzhou, Guangxi

24.06 N
111.49 E

5.4

III

340 km
Bearing 310 degree

500+

* Including figures of online reporting of felt earth tremor. Online reporting of felt earth tremor operated since October 2012.

 

Information of the 12 May Sichuan Earthquake

 

Last revision date: <01 Aug 2016>