A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007qtx. Unique identifier: us70007qtx. The temblor was detected at 19:00:06 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 11:00:06 / February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 121.5392° East, 23.8442° North, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yilan, Douliu, Taichung. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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