A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 08:26:27 / February 23, 2016 @ 8:26 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004ry6. Event ids that are associated: us10004ry6. The temblor was detected at 16:26:27 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.2 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 122.4159 East, latitude 23.9481 North, depth = 24.2 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 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 two and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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