A earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/19 / 2019-04-18 05:01:05 / April 18, 2019 @ 5:01 am. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6885 East, latitude 24.0659 North, depth = 10 km. The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:01:05 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us700038c1. Unique identifier: us700038c1.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Keelung, Taoyuan City, Taipei (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 110 km (69 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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