A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005bxy. Unique identifier: us10005bxy. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 15:17:13 / April 27, 2016 @ 3:17 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.8245 East, latitude 24.2179 North, depth = 8.31 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:17:13 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.31 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hsinchu, Keelung, Taoyuan City.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 34 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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