A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Tainan in Taiwan. Exact location of event, depth 9.96 km, 120.2331° East, 22.8138° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008izc. Id of event: us20008izc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 17:12:52 / February 10, 2017 @ 5:12 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.96 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:12:52 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 23 km (15 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Ma-kung (c. 56 400 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yujing (c. 16 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ma-kung, Douliu, Hengchun (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 19 km S of Tainan, Taiwan.
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