A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/18 / 2018-12-09 15:15:40 / December 9, 2018 @ 3:15 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000i5c1. Unique identifier: us1000i5c1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.4 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 21.4 km, 121.5661° East, 23.9978° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:15:40 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Nantou, Taichung (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-six 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km WNW of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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