A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Lugu in Taiwan. Exact location of event, longitude 120.8919 East, latitude 23.8052 North, depth = 30.03 km. Global time and date of event 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 16:02:04 / April 1, 2018 @ 4:02 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000dc9z. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dc9z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.03 km (19 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:02:04 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Puli (c. 86 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Zhongxing New Village (c. 25 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yujing, Hualian, Taichung (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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