A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Buli in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004b94. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b94. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/15 / 2015-12-24 21:20:22 / December 24, 2015 @ 9:20 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 121.0766 East, latitude 24.0159 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:20:22 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hsinchu, Douliu, Hualian (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 12 km ENE of Buli, Taiwan.
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