A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.54 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 121.7864° East, 24.1836° North, depth 12.54 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000cfpc. Unique identifier: us1000cfpc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:33:46 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/02/18 / 2018-02-04 15:33:46 / February 4, 2018 @ 3:33 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taipei, Banqiao, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (62 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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