A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 122.0513° East, 24.8261° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:17:36 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pkj. Id of event: us10003pkj. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 02:17:36 / October 19, 2015 @ 2:17 am.
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Hualian, Taoyuan City.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km ENE of Yilan, Taiwan.
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