A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Id of earthquake: us70007qzb. Event ids that are associated: us70007qzb. Exact location of event, depth 11.31 km, 121.6003° East, 23.8176° North. Global time and date of event 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 19:20:13 / February 15, 2020 @ 7:20 pm UTC/GMT. 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 11.31 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:20:13 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yilan, Taichung, Nantou.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km S of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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