A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Hualian, Taiwan at 05:01 UTC (13:01 LT) on April 18. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles).
The epicenter was located 9 km (5.6 miles) E of Hualien City (population 350,468).
Some 3 million people are estimated to have felt the shaking.
This earthquake represents a large uptick for the region.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift