A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:51:08 / 10:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 121.7816 East, latitude 24.1827 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10005fqs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005fqs. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/05/16 / 2016-05-07 14:51:08 / May 7, 2016 @ 2:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 64 km (40 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Puli, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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