A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Event id: us1000hfxx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hfxx. Exact location of event, depth 34.19 km, 122.6153° East, 24.0908° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.19 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:34:58 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 04:34:58 / October 23, 2018 @ 4:34 am.
Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yilan, Hualian. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.