A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 121.6175° East, 23.9407° North, depth 4.59 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.59 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/18 / 2018-02-08 00:59:27 / February 8, 2018 @ 12:59 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 08:59:27 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000cyk3. Event ids that are associated: us2000cyk3.
Earthquake epicenter was 4 km (3 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yilan, Lugu, Puli (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eight, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km SSE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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