A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.5665 East, latitude 23.9757 North, depth = 22.31 km. Id of earthquake: us10003iy1. Event ids that are associated: us10003iy1. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.31 km (14 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/09/15 / 2015-09-29 19:37:45 / September 29, 2015 @ 7:37 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:37:45 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nantou, Taichung, Zhongxing New Village. Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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