A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 121.7157 East, latitude 24.1594 North, depth = 8.09 km. The temblor was detected at 13:09:15 / 1:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.09 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000chc4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000chc4. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 05:09:15 / February 6, 2018 @ 5:09 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 101 km (62 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taipei, Banqiao, Daxi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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