A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:16:55 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000cfnw. Event ids that are associated: us1000cfnw. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/18 / 2018-02-04 14:16:55 / February 4, 2018 @ 2:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 121.7267° East, 24.0972° North, depth 9.42 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.42 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 108 km (67 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taipei, Zhongxing New Village, Lugu (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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