A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.41 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004flq. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004flq. The temblor was picked up at 01:22:37 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 121.8084° East, 24.0618° North, depth 11.41 km. Global time and date of event 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 17:22:37 / January 13, 2016 @ 5:22 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (14 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-five 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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