A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 40.98 km, 121.5752° East, 23.2278° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.98 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:24:40 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 03:24:40 / May 3, 2020 @ 3:24 am. Id of earthquake: us7000995h. Event ids that are associated: us7000995h.
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Lugu, Hualian (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. 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: 68 km NE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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