A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Friday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:14:02 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/02/18 / 2018-02-09 02:14:02 / February 9, 2018 @ 2:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 121.6365° East, 23.8936° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cz9q. Id of event: us2000cz9q.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nantou, Zhongxing New Village, Yilan (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 10 km (6 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km SSE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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