A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.48 km (6 miles). Event id: us1000cfns. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000cfns. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:10:51 / 10:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 9.48 km, 121.7578° East, 24.1355° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/18 / 2018-02-04 14:10:51 / February 4, 2018 @ 2:10 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Zhongxing New Village, Keelung (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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