A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 121.358° East, latitude 22.2324° North, depth = 21.77 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 18:38:49 / February 17, 2021 @ 6:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.77 km (14 miles). Unique identifier: us6000dify. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dify. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:38:49 / 6:38 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hengchun, Taitung City (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 68 km ENE of Hengchun, Taiwan.
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