A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 22:46:56 / April 30, 2016 @ 10:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.7619 East, latitude 24.1956 North, depth = 10.62 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005cry. Unique identifier: us10005cry. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.62 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:46:56 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banqiao, Daxi, Puli (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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 NNE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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