A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact location, longitude 121.529° East, latitude 23.8808° North, depth = 17.5 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:24:45 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20003fck. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003fck. Global time and date of event 01/09/15 / 2015-09-01 13:24:45 / September 1, 2015 @ 1:24 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.5 km (11 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Douliu, Yilan, Taichung (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km SW of Hualian, Taiwan.
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