A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/19 / 2019-04-09 20:24:13 / April 9, 2019 @ 8:24 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 121.5903 East, latitude 23.9493 North, depth = 10.76 km. The temblor was detected at 04:24:13 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us600032iz. Unique identifier: us600032iz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.76 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taichung, Nantou, Zhongxing New Village. Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four 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.
How would you describe the shaking?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 3 km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan.
Copyright © 2019 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.