A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/02/18 / 2018-02-10 07:48:49 / February 10, 2018 @ 7:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:48:49 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d051. Unique identifier: us2000d051. Exact location, longitude 121.8533° East, latitude 24.1728° North, depth = 11.72 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.72 km (7 miles).
Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Yilan, Hualian (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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