A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Sunday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:12:01 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d26j. Id of event: us2000d26j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/18 / 2018-02-04 14:12:01 / February 4, 2018 @ 2:12 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 121.8219° East, 24.1798° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Banqiao, Daxi, Puli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km NE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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