A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The temblor was detected at 22:29:56 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.03 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 14:29:56 / September 20, 2017 @ 2:29 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 121.7572° East, 23.2931° North, depth 22.03 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arvi. Id of event: us2000arvi.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Hualian (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km SSE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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