A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/18 / 2018-02-05 15:58:41 / February 5, 2018 @ 3:58 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:58:41 / 11:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000cg32. Id of event: us1000cg32. Exact location, longitude 121.7952° East, latitude 24.0771° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daxi, Puli, Yilan. Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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