A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 121.7136° East, latitude 23.8548° North, depth = 11.35 km. The temblor was detected at 08:47:01 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ywk. Id of event: us20004ywk. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.35 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 00:47:01 / February 9, 2016 @ 12:47 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Yilan, Lugu.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km SE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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