A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.71 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:52:58 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 04:52:58 / January 11, 2016 @ 4:52 am. Exact location of event, depth 34.71 km, 121.469° East, 23.3956° North. Unique identifier: us10004dff. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dff.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Puli, Taitung City (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 65 km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan.
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