A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:23:27 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.31 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 121.8345 East, latitude 24.2075 North, depth = 17.31 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/09/15 / 2015-09-10 15:23:27 / September 10, 2015 @ 3:23 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003hsn. Unique identifier: us20003hsn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banqiao, Daxi, Puli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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