A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 01/03/16 / 2016-03-01 14:42:12 / March 1, 2016 @ 2:42 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:42:12 / 10:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.04 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004upj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004upj. Exact location of event, depth 24.04 km, 121.5574° East, 23.9959° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nantou, Taichung, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km WNW of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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