A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.23 km (11 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 23:10:58 / January 16, 2021 @ 11:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:10:58 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 121.4031° East, latitude 22.5346° North, depth = 17.23 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0q4. Unique identifier: us7000d0q4.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hengchun, Taitung City. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 89 km NE of Hengchun, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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