A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.73 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 19:30:30 / November 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 122.5107° East, latitude 23.78° North, depth = 16.73 km. Event id: us2000bqmx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bqmx. The temblor was reported at 03:30:30 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 90 km SSW of Yonakuni, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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