A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.2 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20003nj1. Event ids that are associated: us20003nj1. The temblor was picked up at 10:07:18 / 10:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 121.8067 East, latitude 24.2402 North, depth = 23.2 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 02:07:18 / September 16, 2015 @ 2:07 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Daxi, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 35 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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