A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 18/08/19 / 2019-08-18 04:05:15 / August 18, 2019 @ 4:05 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 121.5425° East, 23.7026° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:05:15 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600056l4. Ids that are associated to the event: us600056l4.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Douliu, Taichung, Nantou (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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