A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Taitung in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 02:13:28 / January 19, 2016 @ 2:13 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fhj. Id of event: us10004fhj. The temblor was detected at 10:13:28 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 121.3149° East, latitude 22.8801° North, depth = 25.55 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.55 km (16 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 107 km (66 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Kaohsiung, Yujing (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 21 km NE of Taitung, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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