A earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan on Saturday. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:57:26 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us20004y6h. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16036050, at00o23bfs, us20004y6h. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 19:57:26 / February 5, 2016 @ 7:57 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pingtung in Taiwan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 120.6249° East, 22.8304° North.
Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 126 km (78 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zhongxing New Village, Nantou, Lugu (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km NE of Pingtung, Taiwan.
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