A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 121.7709° East, 24.1298° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/18 / 2018-02-05 09:06:44 / February 5, 2018 @ 9:06 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000cfyn. Id of event: us1000cfyn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:06:44 / 5:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daxi, Puli, Yilan. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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 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: 23 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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