A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Global time and date of event 04/02/18 / 2018-02-04 16:54:22 / February 4, 2018 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:54:22 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000cfss. Id of event: us1000cfss. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.05 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 121.841° East, latitude 24.1665° North, depth = 7.05 km.
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 31 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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