A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005y67. Id of event: us20005y67. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.21 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 14.21 km, 121.805° East, 24.1781° North. The temblor was picked up at 02:14:37 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 18:14:37 / April 28, 2016 @ 6:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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