A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Yujing in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.8 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000d6qk. Event ids that are associated: us1000d6qk. The temblor was reported at 17:22:56 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 09:22:56 / March 20, 2018 @ 9:22 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 120.5908 East, latitude 23.2767 North, depth = 13.8 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ma-kung, Taichung, Puli. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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