A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Su’ao in Taiwan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.95 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.6439 East, latitude 24.5846 North, depth = 56.95 km. Unique identifier: us2000d4r5. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d4r5. Global time and date of event 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 14:47:01 / February 19, 2018 @ 2:47 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:47:01 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). 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 Puli, Hsinchu, Hualian.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 three, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km W of Su’ao, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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