A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 05:15:06 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005cmp. Event ids that are associated: us10005cmp. Exact location of earthquake, 121.7933° East, 24.2001° North, depth 14.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 21:15:06 / April 27, 2016 @ 9:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.26 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Puli, Yilan (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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