A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Event id: us2000atud. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atud. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 05:49:44 / September 24, 2017 @ 5:49 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:49:44 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.2 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 122.3102 East, latitude 23.9217 North, depth = 19.2 km.
Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian.
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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km E of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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