A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 05:07:30 / May 5, 2017 @ 5:07 am. Exact location of earthquake, 121.5406° East, 23.4282° North, depth 29.05 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.05 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008rfa. Unique identifier: us10008rfa. The temblor was picked up at 13:07:30 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Taitung City, Puli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 61 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.
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