A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 121.654° East, 23.9342° North. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:17:57 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 16:17:57 / February 6, 2018 @ 4:17 pm. Unique identifier: us1000chhq. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000chhq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taichung, Nantou, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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