A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact location, longitude 121.7485° East, latitude 24.1858° North, depth = 11.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:53:36 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/16 / 2016-05-02 20:53:36 / May 2, 2016 @ 8:53 pm. Id of earthquake: us10005f63. Event ids that are associated: us10005f63. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.38 km (7 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daxi, Puli, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km NNE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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