A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Monday. Exact location, longitude 122.2936° East, latitude 24.0591° North, depth = 24.66 km. Unique identifier: us2000bkc8. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bkc8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/17 / 2017-10-30 02:02:17 / October 30, 2017 @ 2:02 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:02:17 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.66 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hualian. Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 70 km E of Hualian, Taiwan.
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