A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Yilan in Taiwan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.0584 East, latitude 24.3891 North, depth = 28 km. 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 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000dfmm. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dfmm. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 16:58:03 / February 8, 2021 @ 4:58 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:58:03 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Daxi, Banqiao (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Keelung (c. 397 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Close 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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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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. 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: 51 km SE of Yilan, Taiwan.
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