A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 121.4901° East, latitude 23.4607° North, depth = 26.3 km. The temblor was reported at 15:53:24 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10005e82. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005e82. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/16 / 2016-05-06 07:53:24 / May 6, 2016 @ 7:53 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.3 km (16 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Lugu, Puli (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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