A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact location, longitude 121.5503° East, latitude 23.3758° North, depth = 33.26 km. The temblor was reported at 12:52:30 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 04:52:30 / April 25, 2016 @ 4:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.26 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10005cwk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005cwk.
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Puli, Taitung City (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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