A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 13:21:57 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.35 km (11 miles). Unique identifier: us100042m5. Ids that are associated to the event: us100042m5. Global time and date of event 02/12/15 / 2015-12-02 05:21:57 / December 2, 2015 @ 5:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 121.934 East, latitude 24.1464 North, depth = 18.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 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 five and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 38 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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