A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Jiayi Shi in Taiwan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:02:29 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 120.4537° East, latitude 23.426° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 20:02:29 / April 17, 2018 @ 8:02 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000e1x5. Event ids that are associated: us2000e1x5.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taichung, Puli, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 5 km S of Jiayi Shi, Taiwan.
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