A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The temblor was detected at 01:56:22 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/09/15 / 2015-09-15 17:56:22 / September 15, 2015 @ 5:56 pm. 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 20.8 km (13 miles). Id of earthquake: us20003jqk. Event ids that are associated: us20003jqk. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.8147 East, latitude 24.2091 North, depth = 20.8 km.
Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Puli, Yilan (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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