A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:05:00 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 2.53 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, depth 2.53 km, 121.6061° East, 23.8297° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 11:05:00 / February 15, 2020 @ 11:05 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70007qu3. Event ids that are associated: us70007qu3.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yilan, Taichung, Nantou.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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: 16 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.
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