A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. Exact location, longitude 122.4579° East, latitude 23.9572° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 14:33:17 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000c225. Unique identifier: us1000c225. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/17 / 2017-12-23 06:33:17 / December 23, 2017 @ 6:33 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hualian (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 78 km SW of Yonakuni, Japan.
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