A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ci8a. Id of event: us1000ci8a. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.7907 East, latitude 24.0722 North, depth = 8.59 km. Global time and date of event 07/02/18 / 2018-02-07 13:06:41 / February 7, 2018 @ 1:06 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:06:41 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.59 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daxi, Puli, Yilan (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 fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 21 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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