A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003naa. Event ids that are associated: us10003naa. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 11:49:04 / October 13, 2015 @ 11:49 am. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6821 East, latitude 23.4596 North, depth = 44.73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.73 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:49:04 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Taitung City, Puli (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one 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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