A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Hengchun in Taiwan on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 121.1914° East, 21.934° North, depth 30.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 30.09 km (19 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/21 / 2021-03-02 09:23:02 / March 2, 2021 @ 9:23 am. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:23:02 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000detx. Id of event: us7000detx.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hengchun (c. 31 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Hengchun (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 two, 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km E of Hengchun, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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