A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Buli in Taiwan on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 121.0059 East, latitude 24.0049 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:46:33 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/05/16 / 2016-05-08 02:46:33 / May 8, 2016 @ 2:46 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005ft6. Unique identifier: us10005ft6.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (23 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hsinchu, Hualian, Douliu.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 5 km NE of Buli, Taiwan.
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