A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Buli in Taiwan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us1000gbar. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gbar. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 10:09:41 / August 17, 2018 @ 10:09 am. Exact location of earthquake, 120.9453° East, 23.9895° North, depth 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:09:41 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Taichung (c. 1 040 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Hsinchu (c. 404 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hualian (c. 350 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Nantou (c. 105 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Douliu (c. 104 700 pop), 4 km (2 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 Hsinchu, Hualian, Douliu (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km NW of Buli, Taiwan.
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