A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. The temblor was picked up at 09:52:56 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/19 / 2019-04-03 01:52:56 / April 3, 2019 @ 1:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000k9g3. Event ids that are associated: us2000k9g3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 120.9151° East, latitude 22.9874° North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hengchun, Zhongxing New Village, Puli (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km NW of Taitung City, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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