A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 23:12:52 / May 15, 2017 @ 11:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 121.4515° East, 23.2564° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008sm6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sm6. The temblor was detected at 07:12:52 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Nantou, Douliu. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 63 km NNE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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