A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The temblor was detected at 21:12:53 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.47 km (5 miles). Exact location of event, depth 7.47 km, 121.6791° East, 24.1948° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000cfmu. Unique identifier: us1000cfmu. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/18 / 2018-02-04 13:12:53 / February 4, 2018 @ 1:12 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nantou, Lugu, Zhongxing New Village. Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 25 km NNE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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