A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Unique identifier: us20003jy9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003jy9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.63 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 13:08:59 / September 16, 2015 @ 1:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 121.8313 East, latitude 24.2221 North, depth = 15.63 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:08:59 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taoyuan City, Keelung, Taipei (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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