A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:24:08 / 7:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000d39s. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d39s. Global time and date of event 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 23:24:08 / February 6, 2018 @ 11:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 121.6022° East, 23.9624° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nantou, Taichung, Zhongxing New Village (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop). Close country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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