A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. The temblor was picked up at 02:27:31 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.8625 East, latitude 24.0832 North, depth = 8.2 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d6zd. Unique identifier: us2000d6zd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.2 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 18:27:31 / February 14, 2018 @ 6:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puli, Yilan, Hualian. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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