A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Hualian in Taiwan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 121.8427 East, latitude 24.1188 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:48:43 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 10:48:43 / March 14, 2018 @ 10:48 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d486. Id of event: us1000d486. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puli, Yilan, Hualian. Close country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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