A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 121.4121° East, 22.4546° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000jc88. Event ids that are associated: us1000jc88. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/19 / 2019-03-08 02:32:13 / March 8, 2019 @ 2:32 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:32:13 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hengchun, Taitung City.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km SE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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