A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.65 km (15 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pc0. Unique identifier: us10003pc0. Exact location, longitude 121.8828° East, latitude 24.2129° North, depth = 24.65 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:32:56 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 11:32:56 / September 23, 2015 @ 11:32 am.
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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