A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Pingtung in Taiwan. Unique identifier: us10005j5r. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005j5r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 20:51:39 / May 21, 2016 @ 8:51 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:51:39 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 120.663° East, 22.7749° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun, Tainan, Taitung City. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km ENE of Pingtung, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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