A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000d34w. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d34w. Exact location, longitude 119.8977° East, latitude 21.7866° North, depth = 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:24:44 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/01/21 / 2021-01-25 14:24:44 / January 25, 2021 @ 2:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaohsiung, Hengchun (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (63 miles) from Kaohsiung (c. 1 519 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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: 90 km WSW of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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