A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Thursday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:05:35 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 16:05:35 / August 9, 2017 @ 4:05 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.11 km (17 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6f1. Id of event: us2000a6f1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.5019 East, latitude 23.5058 North, depth = 28.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taitung City, Lugu, Puli (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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