A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/18 / 2018-02-05 17:37:12 / February 5, 2018 @ 5:37 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:37:12 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d2q5. Unique identifier: us2000d2q5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 121.8548 East, latitude 24.127 North, depth = 10.69 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.69 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Yilan, Hualian. Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km ENE of Hualian, Taiwan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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