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Table 1 List of earthquakes with a magnitude ≥7.0 for comparison among our catalog M w , Harvard M w , and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) catalog during 1973–2014

From: An updated and refined catalog of earthquakes in Taiwan (1900–2014) with homogenized M w magnitudes

Date Time (UTC) Lat. (N) Long. (E) Depth (km) USGS (M) New converted (M w ) Harvard (M w )
1978/07/23 14/42/38.18 22.35 121.33 6.10 7.4 >6.2< 7.2
1978/12/23 11/23/11.67 23.30 122.00 4.12 7.2 >6.6< 7.0
1986/11/14 21/20/04.52 23.99 121.83 15.00 7.8 >6.4< 7.3
1996/09/05 23/42/07.88 22.00 121.37 14.76 6.8 <7.0> 6.8
1999/09/20 17/47/15.85 23.85 120.82 8.00 7.7 >7.3< 7.6
2002/03/31 06/52/49.95 24.14 122.19 13.81 7.1 >6.7< 7.1
2004/10/15 04/08/50.18 24.46 122.85 91.03 6.7 <7.0> 6.6
2006/12/26 12/26/21.00 21.69 120.56 44.11 7.1 >6.9< 7.0
  1. Symbols “<” and “>” indicate that our magnitude (“new converted M w ”) is, respectively, greater than or smaller than Harvard M w or USGS M