A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Jiayi Shi in Taiwan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/11/17 / 2017-11-22 14:20:09 / November 22, 2017 @ 2:20 pm. Unique identifier: us2000bsu1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bsu1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.58 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:20:09 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.6971 East, latitude 23.5111 North, depth = 14.58 km.
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian, Taitung City, Tainan.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 six and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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