A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:15:28 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 19:15:28 / February 6, 2018 @ 7:15 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000chln. Event ids that are associated: us1000chln. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.7566 East, latitude 23.942 North, depth = 8.62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.62 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Lugu, Yilan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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