A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 23:34:47 / November 3, 2017 @ 11:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 07:34:47 / 7:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 29.6 km (18 miles). Event id: us2000bi74. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bi74. Exact location of event, depth 29.6 km, 121.5824° East, 23.5132° North.
The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Taitung City (c. 109 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taitung City, Lugu, Puli (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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