A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The temblor was picked up at 16:36:49 / 4:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000che8. Id of event: us1000che8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 08:36:49 / February 6, 2018 @ 8:36 am. Exact location of event, longitude 121.7601 East, latitude 24.0383 North, depth = 8.92 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.92 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, 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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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: 17 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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