A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.14 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e4p. Id of event: us10004e4p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 17:11:47 / January 13, 2016 @ 5:11 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.8245 East, latitude 24.0686 North, depth = 12.14 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:11:47 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Yilan, Hualian. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 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 four and in the last 365 days seventy-three 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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