A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Taitung City in Taiwan. Event id: us2000a769. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a769. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:58:53 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.29 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 18.29 km, 121.474° East, 23.2081° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 01:58:53 / August 11, 2017 @ 1:58 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lugu, Hualian, Taitung City.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 60 km NE of Taitung City, Taiwan.
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