A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. Event id: us1000chj0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000chj0. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.78 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:00:13 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 121.756° East, latitude 24.0521° North, depth = 6.78 km. Global time and date of event 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 18:00:13 / February 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Daxi, Puli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby 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 fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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