A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.77 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073s6. Id of event: us100073s6. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:49:19 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/10/16 / 2016-10-29 11:49:19 / October 29, 2016 @ 11:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 121.7615° East, latitude 24.2054° North, depth = 35.77 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taipei, Banqiao, Daxi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km NNE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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