A 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit Chengxiang District of Putian City, Fujian Province.

2022-06-19 0 By

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 2.1 was felt at 3:43 a.m. on Feb. 12 in Putian city, Fujian province, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). The epicenter was located at 25.46 degrees north latitude and 118.84 degrees east longitude with a depth of 9 kilometers.The average elevation within 5 kilometers of the epicenter was about 348 meters.According to the China Earthquake Network speed report directory, in the past five years, there have been five earthquakes of magnitude 3 or above within 200 kilometers of the epicenter. The largest earthquake was a magnitude 5.2 earthquake in Yunlin County, Taiwan Province on November 22, 2017 (264 kilometers away from the epicenter). The distribution of historical earthquakes is shown in the figure.