A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.72 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 15:27:38 / April 27, 2016 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005bxz. Unique identifier: us10005bxz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 11.72 km, 121.7766° East, 24.1891° North. The temblor was detected at 23:27:38 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (61 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taipei, Banqiao, Daxi (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 29 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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