A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Event id: us2000ka0n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ka0n. The temblor was picked up at 09:56:56 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 6.34 km, 120.95° East, 23.0131° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/04/19 / 2019-04-04 01:56:56 / April 4, 2019 @ 1:56 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.34 km (4 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Nantou, Douliu. Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tainan (c. 771 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 34 km NW of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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