A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us200082n6. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082n6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 23:14:15 / December 19, 2016 @ 11:14 pm. Exact location, longitude 122.4548° East, latitude 23.7522° North, depth = 9 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:14:15 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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