A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 16:26:44 / February 6, 2018 @ 4:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.67 km (2 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 121.6674° East, 23.9479° North, depth 3.67 km. Event id: us2000d39g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d39g. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:26:44 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lugu, Yilan, Puli. Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 7 km (4 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 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 twenty-eight, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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. 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: 7 km ESE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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