A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 18:19:05 / April 27, 2016 @ 6:19 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10005bzz. Event ids that are associated: us10005bzz. The temblor was detected at 02:19:05 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 121.3147° East, 23.3686° North, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Yujing, Nantou (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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