A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 54.89 km, 121.8716° East, 24.177° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:33:05 / 3:33 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007vfp. Event ids that are associated: us10007vfp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/17 / 2017-01-25 07:33:05 / January 25, 2017 @ 7:33 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.89 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Yilan, Hualian. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 35 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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