A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004zya. Id of event: us60004zya. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/19 / 2019-08-02 22:24:44 / August 2, 2019 @ 10:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.5849 East, latitude 23.626 North, depth = 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:24:44 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nantou, Zhongxing New Village, Lugu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 86 km (53 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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