A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan on Sunday. Event id: us2000dbr9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dbr9. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.91 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:35:51 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 17:35:51 / March 3, 2018 @ 5:35 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 9.91 km, 121.6956° East, 24.211° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (59 miles) from Taipei (c. 7 871 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Banqiao (c. 543 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Taoyuan City (c. 402 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Daxi (c. 84 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taoyuan City, Taipei, Banqiao. Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days seventy-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km NNE of Hualian, Taiwan.
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