6.5 Quake Hits Central Taiwan

A USGS map of Taiwan June 2, 2013 earthquake.

A 6.5 (downgraded to 6.2) magnitude earthquake hit central Taiwan, June 2, 2013 – USGS. (click to enlarge)

No destructive tsunami was generated when a 6.5 magnitude earthquake (later downgraded to a 6.2) hit central Taiwan, June 2, 2013.  Earthquakes this size, however, can generate local tsunamis along the coasts located within 62 miles (100 km) of a quake’s epicenter.

Luckily, Hong Kong is located 502 miles (808 km) SSW of Taiwan. The Taiwan Strait separates Hong Kong and Taiwan, located between the South China Sea and the East China Sea.

More Quakes Along The Ring of Fire

A picture of the Earth and the Ring of Fire with rising magma along the tectonic plates and cracks near Papua New Guinea.

The Ring of Fire is very active right now.

Several large earthquakes are occurring along the Pacific Rim, including the 6.5 (6.2) quake in Taiwan.

  1. 5.1, 5. 0 & 4.9  Papua New Guinea
  2. 4.9  Carmen, Philippines
  3. 4.3 & 4.5  Guatemala
  4. 5.1  South Fiji Islands
  5. 4.8  Petropovlovsk, Russia
  6. 5.0  Nicaragua
  7. 2- 3.4  The Geysers, California
  8. 5.5  Solomon Islands
  9. 4.6  Chile
  10. 4.3  Kushiro, Japan
  11. 4.0  Colombia
  12. 5.1   Policarpo, Philippines

And it’s merely noon in the States …



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About Janet

Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has expressed a deep love and respect for the Earth since she was a very young child. She earned academic degrees in International Geography and Environmental Science. After 20 years of research, Dr. Hull uncovered evidence supporting her theory that the Earth’s geographic poles shift at the axis, causing dramatic climate change. Today, she is one of the world’s leading environmental experts promoting public environmental awareness. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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