A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact location of event, longitude 121.6227 East, latitude 23.8539 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/02/18 / 2018-02-11 07:39:07 / February 11, 2018 @ 7:39 am. The temblor was detected at 15:39:07 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d5xe. Id of event: us2000d5xe.
Nearby country/countries, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zhongxing New Village, Lugu, Puli (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Lugu (c. 19 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days seventy-nine 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 13 km S of Hualian, Taiwan.
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